The Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century

The Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century : An outline of the beginnings of the modern factory system in England

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This classic volume, first published in 1928, is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the Industrial Revolution. Arranged in three distinct parts, it covers: * Preparatory Changes * Inventions and Factories * The Immediate Consequences. A valuable reference, it is, as Professor T. S. Ashton says in his preface to this work, 'in both its architecture and detail this volume is by far the best introduction to the subject in any of a few works on economic history that can justly be spoken of as classics'.show more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 150 x 224 x 34mm | 779.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138861758
  • 9781138861756

Table of contents

Introduction PART 1: PREPARATORY CHANGES 1. The Old Type of Industry and Its Evolution 2. Commercial Expansion 3. The Redistribution of Land PART 2: INVENTIONS AND FACTORIES 1. The Beginnings of Machinery in the Textile Industry 2. The Factories 3. Coal and Iron 4. The Steam Engine PART 3: THE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCES 1. The Factory System and Population 2. Industrial Capitalism 3. The Industrial Revolution adn Labour 4. Intervention and Laissez-Faire CONCLUSION: General Characteristics of the Industrial Revolutionshow more