The Industrial Revolution and the Atlantic Economy

The Industrial Revolution and the Atlantic Economy : Selected Essays

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In recent years it has become commonplace to downplay notions of an industrial revolution and argue instead that Britain's transformation was gradual and incremental. In The Industrial Revolution and the Atlantic Economy Brinley Thomas contests this view, arguing that change in the energy base and hence in technology has enabled Britain to overcome an energy crisis and sustain dramatic population growth. Throughout these essays illustrate the organic approach to economic growth that Brinley Thomas more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 530g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138865761
  • 9781138865761

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Britain`s Energy Crisis in the Seventeenth Century 11. The First Atlantic Economy, 1700-1776 111. The End of the Charcoal Iron Age 1V. Feeding England, 1760-1846 : a View from the Celtic Fringe V. Henry Cort and the Primacy of Britain V1. Robert Owen (1771-1858) : a Hero of the Industrial Revolution V11. Demographic Determinants of British and American Building Cycles, 1870-1913 V111. Long Swings and the Atlantic Economy : a Reappraisal 1X. A Cauldron of Rebirth : the Industrial Revolution and the Welsh Language X. A Plea for an Organic Approach to Economic more