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American and British Technology in the Nineteenth Century : The Search for Labour Saving Inventions - H.J. Habakkuk

American and British Technology in the Nineteenth Century

The Search for Labour Saving Inventions

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Published: 31st January 1968
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This essay is a foray into the debatable borderland between history, technology and economics. On the history of technical processes there exist several works, pre-eminent among them the great five-volumed History of Technology. But few historians of technology have shown interest in the models of the economists; and the theorists have concentrated on analysis or on problems of contemporary technology. The present work is an attempt to re-examine some of the more familiar nineteenth-century developments in technology. It originated in lectures given at Columbia University in the autumn of 1958.

Introduction
Labour-saving methods in American industry: the problem
The economic effects of labour-scarcity
Labour-supplies and technology in the U.S.A
Labour-supplies and technology in Britain
Technology and growth in Britain in the later nineteenth century
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ISBN: 9780521094474
ISBN-10: 052109447X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st January 1968
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.26