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- A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World
- By: Joshua B. Freeman
- Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
- Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
We live in a factory-made world: modern life is built on three centuries of advances in factory production, efficiency, and technology. But giant factories have also fueled our fears about the future since their beginnings, when William Blake called them "dark Satanic mills". Many factories that operated over the last two centuries - such as Homestead, River Rouge, and Foxconn - were known for the labor exploitation and class warfare they engendered, not to mention the environmental devastation caused by factory production.
Megafactories in past and present
- By Alec Drumm on 05-01-18
This is an extraordinary work that pulls together a vast literature the spans centuries and topics.More than a narrow scholarly work we learn not only of the history of a central institution but of its place in transforming the culture, politics and lives of an entire world. It should and will be read by anyone interested in the social, cultural and political history of the societies we all live in.
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