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The Golden Age : essays in British social and economic history 1850-1870

Author: Ian Inkster; Nottingham Trent History Workshop.; Nottingham Trent University.
Publisher: Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The common view of the rise and relative fall of Britain in the 19th century is that Britain reigned supreme from 1851 until its gradual decline in 1870. These essays aim to challenge this stereotype  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Inkster; Nottingham Trent History Workshop.; Nottingham Trent University.
ISBN: 0754601145 9780754601142
OCLC Number: 44650874
Notes: Selected essays from a series of regular fortnightly seminars of the Nottingham Trent History Workshop at the Nottingham Trent University to research Golden Age patenting during the academic years of 1997-1999.
Description: xviii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: A Lustrous Age? / Ian Inkster. 2. 'Nor all that Glisters ... ': The Not So Golden Age / Harold Perkin --
pt. I. Industry --
Introduction to Part I: Industry / Colin Griffin. 3. Coalmining in Mid-Victorian Britain: A Golden Age Revisited? / Colin Griffin. 4. A Golden Age of Agriculture? / Stephen Caunce. 5. The Cotton Industry in the 1850s and 1860s: Decades of Contrast / Geoff Timmins. 6. The Golden Age of Electricity / Gillian Cookson --
pt. II. Technology --
Introduction to Part II: Technology / Ian Inkster. 7. Michael Faraday and Lighthouses / Frank A.J.L. James.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Inkster with Colin Griffin, Jeff Hill and Judith Rowbotham.
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'... intriguing and thought-provoking... This is a book that poses important questions and raises crucial concerns about our understanding of this period.' Canadian Journal of History

 
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