Portlaw, County Waterford, 1825-76: Portrait of an Industrial Village and Its Cotton Industry
"This book concentrates on three aspects of the Portlaw developments. The initial development and 1860s redesign of the purpose built industrial village of Portlaw is examined. The sophisticated social structure developed to cater for workers needs and welfare is analysed. The performance of the Portlaw cotton industry is also investigated focusing on the manufacturing processes, the variations in the labour force and its structure, market opportunities as well as the adjustments required to overcome the problems created by the American Civil War. The study makes a significant contribution to our understanding of aspects of the economic and urban history of nineteenth-century Ireland."--Jacket.
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