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The Causes of the Industrial Revolution in England

The Causes of the Industrial Revolution in England

  • Author: R. M. Hartwell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135169703X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 188
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A number of changes in the English economy during the eighteenth century marked the inception of the modern industrialised world. Whether for the historian seeking explanations for past growth, or the economist in search of prescriptions for the future, the English industrial revolution is probably the most interesting historical example. This title, first published in 1967, brings together six articles on the industrial revolution, and explain why it actually occurred. This title will be of interest to students of history and economics.

Understanding the Industrial Revolution

Understanding the Industrial Revolution

  • Author: Dr Charles More,Charles More
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134670087
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Understanding the Industrial Revolution is a fresh, new exploration of this economic phenomenon of major importance. It describes theories of economic growth, shows how these can be applied to the revolution and discusses them in the light of modern research. Furthermore, it places the debate surrounding the social effects of industrialisation into the context of economic change during the period. This book includes discussion of: * theories on the supply of capital * role of labour * innovation and entrepreneurship * the significance of transport * the impact of industrialisation on living standards. Each aspect of the Industrial Revolution in Britain is discussed in depth, focusing on the important debates and reviewing the most recent research.

The Economics of the Industrial Revolution

The Economics of the Industrial Revolution

  • Author: Joel Mokyr,Professor of Economics and History Joel Mokyr
  • Publisher: Government Institutes
  • ISBN: 9780865981546
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 267
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The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

  • Author: Alan Jamieson
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth

The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth

  • Author: R. M. Hartwell
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351696955
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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This volume, first published in 1971, brings together eleven essays and articles on the history of the industrial revolution. Method is the central consideration, and the author discusses ways in which historians have analysed the industrial revolution, demonstrates inconsistency and bias in their interpretations, and suggests an appropriate framework of economic theory for future studies. This title will be of interest to students of history and economics.

The Idea of Capitalism Before the Industrial Revolution

The Idea of Capitalism Before the Industrial Revolution

  • Author: Richard Grassby
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847696338
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 87
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In this volume, noted economic historian Richard Grassby investigates the origins and evolution of the idea of capitalism to illustrate for readers the true nature, merits, and the future of capitalism. Grassby examines its numerous and often conflicting definitions, and he tests alternative models of capitalism against the historical record to establish when, where, how, and why modern economies and societies emerged.

Role of Transportation in the Industrial Revolution

Role of Transportation in the Industrial Revolution

A Comparison of England and France

  • Author: Rick Szostak
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773562931
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 344
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Szostak develops a model that establishes causal links between transportation and industrialization and shows how improvements in transportation could have a beneficial effect on an economy such as that of eighteenth-century England. This model shows the Industrial Revolution to involve four primary phenomena: increased regional specialization, the emergence of new industries, an expanding scale of production, and an accelerated rate of technological innovation. Through detailed analysis, Szostak explicates the effects of the different systems of transportation in France and England on the four components of the Industrial Revolution. He outlines the development in late eighteenth-century England of a reliable system of all-weather transportation, made up of turnpike roads and canals, that was far superior to the system in France at the same period. He goes on to examine in detail the iron, textile, and pottery industries in each country, focusing on the effect of the quality of available transportation on the decisions of individual entrepreneurs and innovators. Szostak shows that in every case these industries were more highly developed in England than in France.

The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution

The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution

The European Economy in a Global Perspective, 1000-1800

  • Author: J. L. Van Zanden
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004175172
  • Category: History
  • Page: 342
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‘The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution’ offers a new explanation of the origins of the industrial revolution in Western Europe by placing development in Europe within a global perspective. It focuses on its specific institutional and demographic development since the late Middle Ages, and on the important role played by human capital formation

The Patent System and Inventive Activity During the Industrial Revolution, 1750-1852

The Patent System and Inventive Activity During the Industrial Revolution, 1750-1852

  • Author: H. I. Dutton
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719009976
  • Category: Brevets d'invention - Grande-Bretagne - Histoire
  • Page: 232
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Britain's Industrial Revolution

Britain's Industrial Revolution

The Making of a Manufacturing People, 1700-1870

  • Author: Barrie Stuart Trinder
  • Publisher: Carnegie Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9781859361757
  • Category: History
  • Page: 676
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The industrial revolution in Britain changed the world. The images we all share - of steam engines and locomotives, smoke and smog, multi-story textile mills and regiments of working men and women flooding out of factory gates at the end of their shift - are all so familiar that it is easy to forget how enormous, far-reaching and upsetting were the events and processes that brought us into this new, industrial age. In Britain all of these things, and more, happened first and most dramatically. Factories as we know them were invented here; mines were sunk to new depths; inventive and entrepreneurial minds sought to make things in new ways that were better, faster and cheaper; engineers harnessed water and steam power as never before to drive machinery and equipment in concentrated centers of production. Innovations were put to work in new types of building, by new types of people and organizations. Alongside functional innovations such as these emerged entirely new ways of living. A flood of rural humanity swept into industrializing towns in search of work; people came to live in the shadows of the mills, the chimneys or the winding gears that - in the minds of many contemporaries - now enslaved them; patterns of life as well as work became tied to those of the machine. Society changed just as fundamentally as did the economy. And the landscape changed for ever too: rural valleys filled with water-powered workshops and mills; canals were cut through fields, and along their banks sprang up yet more factories; in towns the air was thick with smoke from hundreds of chimneys. Towns sprawled; production boomed; British exports dominated trade. Britain became "the workshop of the world", its inhabitants "a manufacturing people". Contemporaries were shocked, thrilled and fascinated. This important new book endeavors to explain the industrial revolution throughout the British Isles. It is difficult to know how, fifty years from now, the industrial revolution will be viewed. Perhaps, amid irreversible global warming and environmental disaster, as one of mankind''s greatest mistakes? Alternatively, might the mixture of enterprise and technological innovation of the type that flourished in Great Britain from the eighteenth century in fact provide remedies to such problems?REVIEWS ''Barrie Trinder''s work over recent decades has played a vital part in the recognition and understanding of the importance of Britain''s legacy as the first industrial nation. In this magisterial survey he now takes the long view in an impressive and wide-ranging survey of the experience of industrialisation, presenting the fruits of a lifetime of research in a richly illustrated picture of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. A valuable, accessible and up-to-date overview achieved through an impressive union of local examples and wide historical insights.'' Kate Tiller''Barrie Trinder is one of our foremost industrial historians. This fully illustrated book is a compendium of his own observations over more than fifty years coupled with the work of others across Britain and Ireland. It shows in detail, superbly illustrated, numerous sites and places where industry, coal, iron, steel, lead, tin, textiles, and many more activities once ruled. So much has now gone that the book is as much a record of a now lost industrial world as it is an account of Britain''s industrial revolution. A monumental study of the industrial glory that we have now lost, this is a book that anyone with an interest in our industrial heritage as well as our towns can enjoy dipping into, from an author who has criss-crossed the British Isles to record and document our industrial heritage. The numerous illustrations with long and helpful captions make this a compelling account.''Prof. John V. Beckett''This is the story of the great powerhouse of British history. Here, renowned historian Barrie Trinder offers a magisterial and comprehensive view, sweeping in its perspectives yet coloured by a wealth of rich and vivid detail. It is timely in two senses. First, the Industrial Revolution, its causes, effects and aftermath, are increasingly the subject of conjecture, analysis and research. This engaging new study opens the door to that debate. Second, in Barrie Trinder we have an erudite mentor who affords us the immediacy of his own experiences; of doubling at Masson Mill, weaving at Saltaire, casting at New Foundry, Stourbridge. And, in this compendium he brings a sense of clarity to themes that are often conflated; the revolution in transport as distinct from its engineering structures, the steam engine analyzed both as a source of energy and the creation of mechanical engineers. To all with an interest in this most misunderstood episode in the nation''s history, Barrie Trinder''s new book brings, as no other, the Industrial Revolution into focus.'' [Sir] Neil Cossons''Britain''s Industrial Revolution is a magisterial achievement. Compendious yet sharply incisive, expert yet wise, academically exact yet visually compelling and at times almost poetic, it presents a lifetime''s investigation and understanding of one of the most exciting moments in world history in a volume of Braudelian scope and ambition. It is hard to imagine that anyone but Barrie Trinder could have brought this prodigious enterprise to fruition. There has been no other book like it and it will be the standard bearer for a generation.'' All best wishes. It is going to be an outstanding book!Dr Peter Wakelin