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Empire of guns : the violent making of the industrial revolution

Author: Priya Satia
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology. Empire of Guns, a rich and ambitious new book by award-winning historian Priya Satia, upends this conventional wisdom by placing war and Britain's prosperous gun trade at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the state's imperial expansion. Satia brings to life this bustling industrial society with the story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
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Satia, Priya.
Empire of guns.
New York : Penguin Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018033094
Named Person: Samuel Galton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Priya Satia
ISBN: 9780735221864 0735221863
OCLC Number: 1039333835
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xiv, 528 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Industrial Life of Guns. The state and the gun industry, part I : 1688-1756 --
Who made guns? --
The state and the gun industry, part II : 1756-1815 --
The state, war, and industrial revolution --
The Social Life of Guns. Interlude : A brief lesson from African history --
Guns and money --
Guns in arms, part I : home --
Guns in arms, part II : abroad --
The Moral Life of Guns. Interlude : A brief account of the Society of Friends --
Galton's disownment --
The gun trade after 1815 --
Opposition to the gun trade after 1815.
Responsibility: Priya Satia.

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"We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology. Empire of Guns, a rich and ambitious new book by award-winning historian Priya Satia, upends this conventional wisdom by placing war and Britain's prosperous gun trade at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the state's imperial expansion. Satia brings to life this bustling industrial society with the story of a scandal: Samuel Galton of Birmingham, one of Britain's most prominent gunmakers, has been condemned by his fellow Quakers, who argue that his profession violates the society's pacifist principles. In his fervent self-defense, Galton argues that the state's heavy reliance on industry for all of its war needs means that every member of the British industrial economy is implicated in Britain's near-constant state of war"--Provided by publisher.

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