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The Coming of Industrial Order
Town and factory life in rural
Massachusetts, 1810-1860

by Jonathan Prude

Softcover, 364 pages, 6" x 9"
Copyright 1983, Published 1999
by the University of Massachusetts Press

Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures, and Maps
Preface, 1999
Preface to the first edition

Part I. Background and beginnings
1. The rural order: Dudley and Oxford in 1810
2. Samuel Slater, textile mills, and a new economic landscape

Part II. The first generation
3. People and work: the social structure of occupations
4. The industrial order
5. How the operatives responded
6. How the towns responded

Part III. The second generation
7. Society and economy in three towns
8. Workers: responses new and old
9. Communities: "the greatest good to the greatest number"

Part IV. Afterwards
10. The war and beyond

Appendixes
1. A note on transiency
2. Tables

List of abbreviations used on notes
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Tables
Nonagricultural establishments in Dudley and Oxford, 1791, 1801, and 1811
Geographical mobility and persistence of household heads and individuals in Dudley and Oxford, 1800-10
Geographical mobility and persistence of household heads and individuals in Dudley and Oxford, 1810-30
Nontextile enterprises in Dudley and Oxford, 1801, 1811, 1831
Average annual work force, East Village, 1813-35
Age distribution of antebellum Dudley, Oxford, and Webster populations, in percentages
Ethnic composition of Dudley, Oxford, and Webster populations, 1850 and 1860, in percentages
Percentage of Dudley, Oxford, and Webster labor forces in the four leading occupations, 1860
Average annual work force of North, South, and East villages in Webster, 1836-1859
Average annual wage and percentage of Americans holding selected jobs, Webster cotton mills, 1860
Average annual work force, aggregate turnover, and estimated voluntary departure rates, Slater employees, 1814-59
Population of Dudley, Oxford, and Webster, 1790-1860
Nativity of Dudley, Oxford, and Webster inhabitants, 1860, in percentages

Figures
Aggregate turnover and estimated voluntary departure rates, Slater employees, 1814-35
Aggregate turnover and estimated voluntary departure rates, Slater employees, 1814-59

Maps
Massachusetts, ca. 1822, with detail of Dudley and Oxford
Geographical distribution of outworkers serving the Slater mills, 1813-16
Geographical distribution of outworkers serving the Slater mills, 1825-8
Ground plain of South Village, ca. 1825
Detail of south-central Massachusetts, ca. 1842, showing the new township of Webster

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