Lectures on the Industrial Revolution in England

Lectures on the Industrial Revolution in England : Popular Addresses, Notes and Other Fragments

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Widely credited as having established the term 'industrial revolution' as a historical concept, Arnold Toynbee (1852-83) was among the most outspoken political economists of the nineteenth century. This volume is a collection of his Balliol lectures and other public addresses, originally published posthumously in 1884. The lectures, often humorous, discuss developments in contemporary political economy, the views of other commentators, and the impact on society of this new discipline; viewed as a collection, they represent one of the first calls for economic history as an academic subject to be studied separately from political history. Given during the early 1880s, the popular addresses treat some of the most important economic topics of the day, from the role of trade unions to the relationship between wages and production. Also included in this book are a preface by the author's wife, and a memoir by his friend and colleague, Benjamin Jowett.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139094564
  • 9781139094566

Table of contents

Memoir Benjamin Jowett; Prefatory note; Ricardo and the Old Political Economy: 1. The change that has come over political economy; 2. The philosophic assumption of Ricardo; The Industrial Revolution: 1. Introductory; 2. England in 1760 - population; 3. England in 1760 - agriculture; 4. England in 1760 - manufacture and trade; 5. England in 1760 - the decay of the yeomanry; 6. England in 1760 - the condition of the wage-earners; 7. The mercantile system and Adam Smith; 8. The chief features of the revolution; 9. The growth of pauperism; 10. Malthus and the law of population; 11. The wage-fund theory; 12. Ricardo and the growth of rent; 13. Two theories of economic progress; 14. The future of the working classes; Popular Addresses: 1. Wages and natural law; 2. Industry and democracy; 3. Are radicals socialists?; 4. The education of co-operators; 5. The ideal relation of church and state; Notes and jottings; Index; Appendix.
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