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Industry and empire : from 1750 to the present day

Author: E J Hobsbawm; Chris Wrigley
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New] ed.View all editions and formats
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"In Industry and Empire, Hobsbawm explores the origin and dramatic course of the industrial Revolution over two hundred and fifty years and its influence on social and political institutions. He describes and accounts for Britain's rise as the first industrial power, its decline from domination its special relation with the rest of the world, and the effects of this trajectory on the lives of its ordinary citizens."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J Hobsbawm; Chris Wrigley
ISBN: 1565845617 9781565845619
OCLC Number: 1029429898
Notes: "First published in 1968 by Weidenfeld & Nicholson. This edition originally published in 1999 by the Penguin Group, London"--Title page verso.
Description: xx, 411 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Britain in 1750 --
2. Origin of the Industrial Revolution --
3. The Industrial Revolution 1780-1840 --
4. The Human Results of the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850 --
5. Agriculture 1750-1850 --
6. Industrialization: The Second Phase 1840-95 --
7. Britain in the World Economy --
8. Standards of Living 1850-1914 --
9. The Beginnings of Decline --
10. The Land 1850-1960 --
11. Between the Wars --
12. Government and Economy --
13. The Long Boom --
14. Society Since 1914 --
15. The Other Britain --
16. A Harsher Economic Climate.
Responsibility: E.J. Hobsbawm.

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"In Industry and Empire, Hobsbawm explores the origin and dramatic course of the industrial Revolution over two hundred and fifty years and its influence on social and political institutions. He describes and accounts for Britain's rise as the first industrial power, its decline from domination its special relation with the rest of the world, and the effects of this trajectory on the lives of its ordinary citizens." "This new edition includes a fascinating summary of events of the last twenty years, and an illuminating new conclusion."--Jacket.

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