Making Sense of the Industrial Revolution: English Economy and Society 1700-1850
This comprehensive and innovative book on the Industrial Revolution uses carefully chosen case studies, illustrated with extracts from contemporary documents, to offer new perspectives on the process and impact of industrialization. The authors look at the development of economic structures, the financing of the Industrial Revolution, technological advances, markets and demand, and agricultural progress. The book also deals with changes in demography, the household, families, and the built environment.
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Perceptions of the Industrial Revolution
The regionality of English economic development
Technological change and work organisation
Financing the Industrial Revolution
Sellers and buyers demand and the Industrial Revolution
Feeding the Industrial Revolution
The demography of the Industrial Revolution
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