“Under a Malign Influence”

Factory Discipline, Political Factionalism, Corruption, and the New Technology
  • George Talcott
Part of the Contributions to Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)


Work in the early nineteenth century took many forms. In some instances, wage earners readily accepted jobs as a means to acquire the necessary funds to live—as a means of survival. On the other hand, the increasing number of factory jobs was also seen by others as a threat to workers’ autonomy and craft pride. Workers’ resistance to their loss of control over their means of production took many forms.


Military System Armory Building Mill Owner Armory Official Factory Discipline 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Talcott
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  1. 1.Ordinance DepartmentUSA

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