Bending is Not Breaking: Adaptation and Persistence Among 19th Century Lancaster Artisans
Examines how the industrial revolution affected the lives and work of artisans in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The author seeks to correct the historical assumption that the rise of the factory system brought nothing but misery and hardship by showing how Lancaster weathered the challenge successfully.
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