Before the Unions: Wage Earners and Collective Action in Europe, 1300-1850
This volume examines a wide variety of collective and organized labour movements in what is arguably a distinct period in labour history. The approach is a comparative one, looking particularly at the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the Low Countries, but also at Western Europe in general.
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Journeymen Associations in Western Europe 13001800
Tension and Teamwork in the Printing Trades in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Social Organization of Work and Labour Conflicts in ProtoIndustrial Iron Production in Sweden Belgium and Russia
Labour Relations at Manufactures in the Eighteenth Century The Calico Printers in Europe
Seamens Organizations and Social Protest in Europe c 13001825
Seasonal Labourers Mercenaries and Miners
Notes on Contributors
Amsterdam Antwerp apprentices artisans Bergslagen Brussels calico printing Cambridge charcoal Chassagne collective actions compagnonnages compositors conflicts corporate demands disputes Dutch Republic E. P. Thompson early modern economic eighteenth century employers England entrepreneurs established Europe example Experience of Labour forges France fund Germany Geschiedenis Gesellenverein groups guild Handwerk Handwerksgesellen hiring Holland Hugo Soly Industrial Revolution insurance boxes International Review iron industry ironmasters ironworks Jahrhundert journeymen associations Jouy-en-Josas Karel Davids labour market labour relations late Middle Ages Liege London Lucassen manufactures Masters and Journeymen merchants migration miners mining Mulhouse navvies Navy neymen nineteenth century ordinances ouvriers Paris peasants period pig iron Plantinian chapel position pre-industrial pressmen printers production proletarianization proto-industry regions Review of Social rural seafarers seamen's boxes seventeenth century shipmasters skilled workers Social History social protest Society Soly Sonenscher strike Sweden Textile town Trade Union traditional urban wage labourers Walloonia Whickham workplace workshop Woronoff XVIIIe siecle