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dc.contributor.authorStyles, John
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-29T09:30:52Z
dc.date.available2013-10-29T09:30:52Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.citationStyles , J 2013 , ' Spinners and the Law : Regulating yarn standards in the English worsted industries, 1550-1800 ' , Textile History , vol. 44 , no. 2 , pp. 145-170 . https://doi.org/10.1179/0040496913Z.00000000026
dc.identifier.issn0040-4969
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/11890
dc.descriptionCopyright Pasold Research Fund Ltd 2013. MORE OpenChoice articles are open access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.
dc.description.abstractThe Worsted Acts, passed between 1777 and 1791, established semi-official industrial police forces in nearly a third of the counties of England, charged with detecting and prosecuting fraudulent reeling of worsted yarn by hand spinners. The Acts have been interpreted as the response of late eighteenth-century employers to new and growing problems of labour discipline associated with the putting-out system. But frauds by spinners in reeling yarn were not new. They had characterised the worsted industry since its rapid expansion began at the end of the sixteenth century. Over the subsequent two centuries, employers addressed the problem repeatedly. How they tackled it depended crucially on the way the different regional worsted industries were organised and on dramatic changes in the willingness and capacity of the state to regulate manufacturing. The Worsted Acts emerge as the product of a distinctive eighteenth-century approach to industrial regulation, reactive and particularistic, but bureaucratically innovativeen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofTextile History
dc.subjectlegal history, gender, work, regulation, standards
dc.titleSpinners and the Law : Regulating yarn standards in the English worsted industries, 1550-1800en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHistory
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