Female Labour Power: The British and American Cotton Industries C. 1790-1850

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Janet Greenlees analyses the impact that women cotton workers had on industrial development in Great Britain and the United States between 1780 and 1860. She argues that a broader framework than those currently offered by historians is needed to explain and understand women's role in the industrial processes of both countries.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Number of pages244
ISBN (Print)9780754640509
Publication statusPublished - 2007



  • history
  • employment
  • women

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