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The Industrial revolution : a very short introduction

Author: Robert C Allen
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Very short introductions, 509.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Industrial Revolution was one of the great, transforming events of world history. Robert C. Allen explains what happened during this period, and why. He asks why the revolution occured in Britain rather than other countries, and looks at the impact of changing technology and business organizations on contemporary social structures."--Publisher's description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Allen
ISBN: 0198706782 9780198706786
OCLC Number: 950476039
Description: xviii, 150 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Then and now --
The pre-Industrial Revolution, 1500-1700 --
Why the Industrial Revolution was British --
The condition of England --
Reform and democracy --
The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 509.
Responsibility: Robert C Allen.

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An authoritative overview of recent perspectives on the Industrial Revolution which is very clearly written and a pleasure to read. * Nick Crafts, Professor of Economic History, University of Warwick Read more...

 
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