Continuity, Chance and Change

Continuity, Chance and Change : The Character of the Industrial Revolution in England

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The Industrial Revolution brought into being a distinct world, a world of greater affluence, longevity and mobility, an urban rather than a rural world. But the great surge of economic growth was balanced against severe constraints on the opportunities for expansion, revealing an intriguing paradox. This book, published to considerable critical acclaim, explores the paradox and attempts to provide a distinct model' of the changes that comprised the industrial more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 b/w illus. 5 tables
  • 1139168045
  • 9781139168045

Review quote

'... an intellectual breakthrough which, like it or not, will influence all our thinking in the future ... Brief though it is, the book makes a profound impression. Much research will be necessary to extend and modify it, but here undoubtedly is a major contribution of our time.' Sidney Pollard, Economic History Review 'General history is often interesting, but rarely important and searching. Continuity, Chance and Change succeeds on all three counts.' Julian Hoppit, The Times Higher Education Supplementshow more

Table of contents

List of figures and tables; Introduction; 1. Definitions and concepts; 2. The advanced organised economy; 3. The mineral-based energy economy; 4. Numbers and notions; References; more