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Palgrave Studies in Economic History
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Contracts and Pay

Work in London Construction 1660–1785

Authors: Stephenson, Judy Z.

  • Highlights a new wage series for builders and labourers that changes existing views of London as a ‘high wage economy’ 
  • Provides new research on business organisation and contracting in the early modern period
  • Offers new information on working practices that challenge traditional notions of artisan production
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About this book

This book presents a new economic history of London construction in the early modern period. Drawing on extensive archival material from key sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral and London Bridge, it describes the organization of contracts and work on large-scale ‘extraordinary’ projects and maintenance contracts in the city during a key period of architectural and organizational development in Britain. Stephenson shows that the organisation of the industry and the welfare of its workers were shaped by the contracts and finance of large institutions and ambitious businessmen. Providing fresh wage and earnings data for craftsmen and labourers during the period, it offers new material and debate for economic, business and construction historians.

About the authors

Judy Z. Stephenson is Fellow of Wadham College Oxford, UK, and an economic historian of labour markets, organisations and employment in early modern England. She has worked with the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, UK, and was formerly an Economic History Society Tawney Fellow.

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 17, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57508-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 19, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57507-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contracts and Pay
Book Subtitle
Work in London Construction 1660–1785
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57508-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57508-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57507-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 273
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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