The Penny Capitalists: A Study of 19th Century Working Class Entrepreneurs (Modern Revivals in Economic and Social History)
The Penny Capitalists: A Study of 19th Century Working Class Entrepreneurs (Modern Revivals in Economic and Social History)
The Penny Capitalists: A Study of 19th Century Working Class Entrepreneurs (Modern Revivals in Economic and Social History)
Gregg Revivals

The Penny Capitalists: A Study of 19th Century Working Class Entrepreneurs (Modern Revivals in Economic and Social History)

  • Publish Date: 1992-09-13
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: John Benson

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This work examines the virtually ignored subject of working-class enterpreneurial activity during the 19th and early 20th centuries. By using a wide variety of oral and other evidence, the author shows that, far from being destroyed by urban industrial development, penny capitalism remained a widespread and vital part of working-day life. He shows that the survival of penny capitalism has major implications for the understanding of some of the most important issues under discussion in labour and social history.


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