Making Sense of the Industrial Revolution: English Economy and Society 1700-1850

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Manchester University Press, Jul 6, 2001 - History - 402 pages
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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Perceptions of the Industrial Revolution
10
The regionality of English economic development
33
Technological change and work organisation
68
Financing the Industrial Revolution
101
Sellers and buyers demand and the Industrial Revolution
134
Feeding the Industrial Revolution
163
The demography of the Industrial Revolution
206
Families households and individuals
244
The changing economics of the household
285
The built environment during the Industrial Revolution
328
CONCLUSION
361
BIBLIOGRAPHY
371
INDEX
399
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Steven King is Lecturer in History at Oxford Brookes University.

Geoffrey Timmins is Principal Lecturer in History at the University of Central Lancashire.

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