During the English Industrial Revolution, the Vale of Nailsworth was a rural-industrial settlement and a center of evangelical Nonconformity. Why did the transition to the factory system bring deindustrialization and social decline rather than long-term advancement? Albion Urdank investigates the modernization of Nailsworth from many perspectives, revealing the experience and the "mentalite" of ordinary people in their ecological, economic, and social environments. His innovative approach, in the tradition of the Leicester and "Annales" schools, contributes to the historical literature on popular religion, secularization, local history, and European industrialization, and will appeal to a wide spectrum of interdisciplinary interests.
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Albion M. Urdank is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Printing. DJ is in a mylar cover. ; 9 X 6 X 1.50 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 270199