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The Factory in a GardenA History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial to the Digital Age$
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Helena Chance

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993009

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993009.001.0001

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‘The pleasant manufactory’

‘The pleasant manufactory’

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(p.14) 1 ‘The pleasant manufactory’
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The Factory in a Garden
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Helena Chance

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993009.003.0002

From the early years of the factory system in the late eighteenth century, when paternalistic industrialists built their works in rural landscapes or as part of a model industrial village or town, they experimented with ways of improving the aesthetic, social and cultural life of factories. Some provided recreation space and vegetable gardens to improve their employees’ health and morality, as well as to enhance the corporate image. By the end of the nineteenth century, factory gardens and recreation grounds had become integral to employee welfare provision at some model factories. By the 1920s, corporate leaders promoted their factory gardens and parks to signify a modern, healthy and stable industrial community built on mutual trust and respect between employer and employee.

Keywords:   Industrial welfare, Industrial revolution, Paternalism, Model factory, Welfare capitalism

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