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England's Great Transformation"Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution"$
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Marc W. Steinberg

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226329819

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226330013.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Chapter One Introduction
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England's Great Transformation
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Marc W. Steinberg

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226330013.003.0001

This chapter introduces the main questions and analyses of the study. It introduces the argument for combining historical institutionalism and historical materialism to analyze historical capitalist development and labor control regimes. The chapter provides a brief overview of issues concerning the analysis of the capitalist labor process. It advocates both bottom-up and top-down studies of law and capitalist control of the workplace. The chapter offers a series of questions that motivate both the local and case studies that follow.

Keywords:   historical materialism, historical institutionalism, capitalist development, labor process, English industrial revolution

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