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The Resource Behemoth : a history of the factory and the making of the modern world, Joshua B. Freeman

Behemoth : a history of the factory and the making of the modern world, Joshua B. Freeman

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Behemoth : a history of the factory and the making of the modern world
Title
Behemoth
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a history of the factory and the making of the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Joshua B. Freeman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Factories, with their ingenious machinery and miraculous productivity, are celebrated as modern wonders of the world. Yet from William Blake's "dark Satanic mills" they have also fuelled our fears of the future. Telling the story of the factory, Joshua B. Freeman takes readers from the textile mills in England that powered the Industrial Revolution to the steel and car plants of twentieth-century America, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, to today's behemoths making trainers, toys and iPhones in China and Vietnam. He traces arguments about factories and social progress through such critics and champions as Marx, Ford and Stalin. And he explores the representation of factories in the work of Margaret Bourke-White, Charlie Chaplin and Diego Rivera
Summary
A global history of the rise of the factory and its positive and negative effects on society traces the Industrial Revolution textile mills, through the massive steel and car plants of the 20th century, to the massive retail producers of today's world, offering insights into the views, debates and innovations of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Ford, Charlie Chaplin and others
Storyline
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10619843
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DLC
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Freeman, Joshua Benjamin,
Dewey number
338.6/4409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2351
LC item number
.F68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Factory system
  • Industrial revolution
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
Target audience
adult
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a history of the factory and the making of the modern world
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Behemoth : a history of the factory and the making of the modern world, Joshua B. Freeman
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http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DECRead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=0393246310&sessionid=0&srcdbname=worldcat&key=92764a3d723348a27deeb3ad268a55e83356d1eafdc00a9f325a1baafe003dc4&ectype=MOREINFO
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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  • txt
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Contents
"Like Minerva from the brain of Jupiter" : the invention of the factory -- "The living light" : New England textiles and visions of utopia -- "The progress of civilization" : industrial exhibitions, steelmaking, and the price of Prometheanism -- "I worship factories" : Fordism, labor, and the romance of the giant factory -- "Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country" : crash industrialization in the Soviet Union -- "Common requirements of industrialization" : Cold War mass production -- "Foxconn City" : giant factories in China and Vietnam
Control code
988280720
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 427 pages
Isbn
9780393246315
Lccn
2017051960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Behemoth : a history of the factory and the making of the modern world, Joshua B. Freeman
Link
http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DECRead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=0393246310&sessionid=0&srcdbname=worldcat&key=92764a3d723348a27deeb3ad268a55e83356d1eafdc00a9f325a1baafe003dc4&ectype=MOREINFO
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"Like Minerva from the brain of Jupiter" : the invention of the factory -- "The living light" : New England textiles and visions of utopia -- "The progress of civilization" : industrial exhibitions, steelmaking, and the price of Prometheanism -- "I worship factories" : Fordism, labor, and the romance of the giant factory -- "Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country" : crash industrialization in the Soviet Union -- "Common requirements of industrialization" : Cold War mass production -- "Foxconn City" : giant factories in China and Vietnam
Control code
988280720
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 427 pages
Isbn
9780393246315
Lccn
2017051960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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