First published in 1996. A social history of the changing fortunes of apprentices and the system of apprenticeship over three centuries of English history.

chapter |7 pages


chapter 2|28 pages

The Choice of a Career

chapter 3|14 pages

Education and Training

chapter 4|13 pages

Pauper and Charity Apprenticeships

chapter 5|19 pages

Work and Leisure

chapter 6|17 pages

The Service Industries and the Professions

chapter 7|27 pages

The Production Industries

chapter 8|16 pages

The Textile Industries

chapter 9|23 pages

Unsatisfactory Apprentices

chapter 10|14 pages

Harsh and Criminal Masters

chapter 11|11 pages

Apprentices at the End of the Term

chapter 12|8 pages

The Decline of Apprenticeship