The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain

1 Accounting for the Industrial Revolution Contents JOEL MOKYR Introduction Accounting and ' accounting ' for the ... reduced estimates of the rate of economic growth during the classic years of the industrial revolution , 1760 to 1830.

Author: Roderick Floud

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521527368

Category: Business & Economics

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the cambridge economic history of europe

Oxford : Clarendon , 1959 . An Economic History of England : The Eighteenth Century . London , 1955 . The Industrial Revolution , 17601830 . London and New York : Oxford , 1948 . “ Some Statistics of the Industrial Revolution ' , MS .

Author: Edwin Ernest Rich

Publisher: CUP Archive



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Rethinking the Industrial Revolution

The distinctive characteristics of the factory system did not reveal themselves all at once.2 Twenty years later still, T.S. Ashton published his 1948 classic The Industrial Revolution 17601830, a concise account which remains among ...

Author: Michael Andrew Žmolek

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004251793

Category: Political Science

Page: 935

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In Rethinking the Industrial Revolution, Michael Andrew Žmolek offers the first in-depth study of the evolution of English manufacturing from the feudal and early modern periods within the context of the development of English agrarian capitalism, from 1350 to 1850.

Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution

... and African histories into a “before” and “after” the Industrial Revolution.5 Although nothing approximating a paradigm for industrialization was either initially established or fully developed in Great Britain from 1760 to 1830, ...

Author: Jeff Horn

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262515627

Category: History

Page: 367

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Closely linked essays examine distinctive national patterns of industrialization. This collection of essays offers new perspectives on the Industrial Revolution as a global phenomenon. The fifteen contributors go beyond the longstanding view of industrialization as a linear process marked by discrete stages. Instead, they examine a lengthy and creative period in the history of industrialization, 1750 to 1914, reassessing the nature of and explanations for England's industrial primacy, and comparing significant industrial developments in countries ranging from China to Brazil. Each chapter explores a distinctive national production ecology, a complex blend of natural resources, demographic pressures, cultural impulses, technological assets, and commercial practices. At the same time, the chapters also reveal the portability of skilled workers and the permeability of political borders. The Industrial Revolution comes to life in discussions of British eagerness for stylish, middle-class products; the Enlightenment's contribution to European industrial growth; early America's incremental (rather than revolutionary) industrialization; the complex connections between Czarist and Stalinist periods of industrial change in Russia; Japan's late and rapid turn to mechanized production; and Brazil's industrial-financial boom. By exploring unique national patterns of industrialization as well as reciprocal exchanges and furtive borrowing among these states, the book refreshes the discussion of early industrial transformations and raises issues still relevant in today's era of globalization.

Nation State and the Industrial Revolution

always use the British standard example when defining and explaining what an industrial revolution is. ... have shown that the industrial revolution in Britain, let's say during the 'classic' period 17601830, hardly caused any rapidly ...

Author: Lars Magnusson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135256647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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This book puts the industrial revolution in a political and institutional context of state-making and the creation of modern national states, demonstrating that industrial transformation was connected to state and military interests.

The Industrial Revolution

J.U. Neff, The Rise of the British Coal Industry, London, 1932. Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery, New York, 1944. T.S. Ashton, The Industrial Revolution 17601830, Oxford, 1948. Other issues that have received considerable ...

Author: Robert C. Allen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198706786


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"The Industrial Revolution was one of the great, transforming events of world history. Robert C. Allen explains what happened during this period, and why. He asks why the revolution occured in Britain rather than other countries, and looks at the impact of changing technology and business organizations on contemporary social structures."--Publisher's description.

The Industrial Revolution

But whether the Industrial Revolution represented a sharp break or proceeded in an evolutionary and gradual fashion, the fact remains that ... T. S. Ashton, The Industrial Revolution, 1760-1830 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1948).

Author: Lee T. Wyatt III

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313080821

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Industrial Revolution that began in Great Britain in the mid-seventeenth century transformed the British economy—and later the economies of Western Europ and the U.S.—from a rural, agricultral system into an industrial society, centered around the factory system of mass production and specialized labor. the right mix of social, political and legal conditions in Britain at the time led to the discovery of labor. The right mix of social, political and legal conditions in Britain at the time led to the discovery of fresh sources of power and energy, and to advances in agriculture, manufacturing, communication and transportation. Notable results included the steam engine, which made possible everything from textile factories to railroads, and, later in the U.S., the cotton gin, electric light, and automobiles. This comprehensive volume explores all these events and more, including the aftermath of the Revolution—its spread beyond Britain and the U.S. to Asia and throughout the world, allowing for a higher standard of living while challenging that standard with increased pollution and health problems, a widened economic and social class gap, and a weakening of traditional family structure. Biographical sketches of key figures, a chronology of events, primary document excerpts from the period, and a print and nonprint source bibliography supplement the work.

The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth

2 P. Mantoux , The Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century ( English translation of the French original of 1906 , London , 1928 ) . 3 T. S. Ashton , The Industrial Revolution , 1760-1830 ( Oxford , Home University Library ...

Author: R. M. Hartwell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351696951

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.

Making Sense of the Industrial Revolution

30 J. Hammond and B. Hammond , The rise of modern industry ( London , Methuen , 1925 ) , and S. Webb and B. Webb , The history of trade union- ... 37 T. S. Ashton , The Industrial Revolution 1760-1830 ( Oxford , Oxford University Press ...

Author: Steven King

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719050227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

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This text presents a new perspective on the Industrial Revolution providing far more than just an account of industrial change. It looks at the development of the economic structures, and economic change and its inpact.