Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226320724 Published April 1963
E-book $30.00 Available for pre-order. ISBN: 9780226321134 Will Publish December 2012

Capitalism and the Historians

Edited by F. A. Hayek

Capitalism and the Historians
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Edited by F. A. Hayek

196 pages | © 1954
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226320724 Published April 1963
E-book $30.00 ISBN: 9780226321134 Will Publish December 2012
The views generally held about the rise of the factory system in Britain derive from highly distorted accounts of the social consequences of that system—so say the distinguished economic historians whose papers make up this book. The authors offer documentary evidence to support their conclusion that under capitalism the workers, despite long hours and other hardships of factory life, were better off financially, had more opportunities, and led a better life than had been the case before the Industrial Revolution.
Contents
Introduction
History and Politics by F.A. Hayek
Part I
1. The Treatment of Capitalism by Historians by T.S. Ashton
2. The Anticapitalist Bias of American Historians by L.M. Hacker
3. The Treatment of Capitalism by Continental Intellectuals by Bertrand de Jouvenel
Part II
4. The Standard of Life of the Workers in England, 1790-1830 by T.S. Ashton
5. The Factory System of the Early Nineteenth Century by W.H. Hutt
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