The Division between Mental and Manual Labor: Artisan Education in Science in Nineteenth-Century Britain

@article{Wrigley1982TheDB,
  title={The Division between Mental and Manual Labor: Artisan Education in Science in Nineteenth-Century Britain},
  author={Julia C. Wrigley},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1982},
  volume={88},
  pages={S31 - S51}
}
  • J. Wrigley
  • Published 1 January 1982
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
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