The Industrial Revolution and Free Trade

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Burton W. Folsom
Foundation for Economic Education, 1996 - Business & Economics - 178 pages
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The Industrial Revolution, with its mass production and the increased availability of goods and services, ushered in our modern way of life. Unfortunately, those who have written about it have often not treated it kindly. This book places a favorable interpretation on this historical movement. The Revolution, and the free trade policies which accompanied it, brought about a marked improvement in the living standards of many Western countries.v

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Burton W. Folsom, Jr. (born 1947) is an American historian and author. He received his doctorate in history from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976 (and as of 2008) is a professor of American history at Hillsdale College.

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