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By Gay L. Gullickson

The cottage of France loved huge, immense progress from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. via a thorough research of the social and monetary impression of the growth of this female-dominated undefined, homosexual Gullickson broadens our figuring out of the range and complexity of proto-industrial areas and of the proto-industrial strategies. targeting the village of Auffay, situated within the can pay de Caux, a thriving agricultural quarter, Gullickson recreates the stories of the ladies and males who spun and wove for the city putting-out retailers. Social research of neighborhood memoirs, executive stories, notarial and judicial documents, and village cahiers de doléances, permits Gullickson to provide a extra nuanced and exact view of the reasons and effects of the growth of the cottage fabric within the pre-factory period. Her 1987 examine is extra more advantageous by way of a quantitative research dependent totally on the reconstitution of the households of the 727 who married in Auffay among 1750 and 1850.

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