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The Resource Portlaw, county Waterford, 1825-76 : portrait of an industrial village and its cotton industry, Tom Hunt

Portlaw, county Waterford, 1825-76 : portrait of an industrial village and its cotton industry, Tom Hunt

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Portlaw, county Waterford, 1825-76 : portrait of an industrial village and its cotton industry
Title
Portlaw, county Waterford, 1825-76
Title remainder
portrait of an industrial village and its cotton industry
Statement of responsibility
Tom Hunt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"David Malcomson, a member of the Society of Friends and a Clonmel based flour miller established a cotton spinning mill on what was essentially a greenfield site at Portlaw, County Waterford in 1825. Weaving and finishing processes were later developed as the industry became fully integrated under the later management of David Malcomson's sons, Joseph and William. The business reached an employment peak of 1,648 in 1856 and survived until 1876 when the Malcomson commercial empire became bankrupt." "This book concentrates on three aspects of the Portlaw developments. The initial development and 1860s redesign of the purpose built industrial village of Portlaw is examined. The sophisticated social structure developed to cater for workers needs and welfare is analysed. The performance of the Portlaw cotton industry is also investigated focusing on the manufacturing processes, the variations in the labour force and its structure, market opportunities as well as the adjustments required to overcome the problems created by the American Civil War. The study makes a significant contribution to our understanding of aspects of the economic and urban history of nineteenth-century Ireland."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Hunt, Tom
Dewey number
941.9/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA995.P67
LC item number
H86 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Maynooth studies in Irish local history
Series volume
no. 33
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Portlaw (Ireland)
  • Cotton trade
  • Industries
Label
Portlaw, county Waterford, 1825-76 : portrait of an industrial village and its cotton industry, Tom Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-80)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44398397
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9780716527220
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00044841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Portlaw, county Waterford, 1825-76 : portrait of an industrial village and its cotton industry, Tom Hunt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-80)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44398397
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9780716527220
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00044841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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