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The Birth of Industrial Britain : Economic Change, 1750-1850 - Kenneth Morgan

The Birth of Industrial Britain

Economic Change, 1750-1850

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A concise analysis of Britain's transformation from a pre-industrial economy to the 'workshop of the world', this study reflects the latest thinking on the subject and argues that the changes were far more gradual than was previously believed. The Coverng all aspects of economic change, including: agriculture, factory production, overseas trade, and internal communications, the main text is supported by a rich selection of primary source material. *Covers all aspects of economic change - including: agriculture, factory production, overseas trade, and internal communications. *Looks at the different patterns of industrialisation in England and Wales and Scotland. *Written for students with no previous detailed knowledge.

An introduction to the series
Note on referencing system
The Backgroundp. 1
The Birth of Industrial Britainp. 1
Analysisp. 5
Population Growthp. 5
Emigration and immigrationp. 7
Malthus and demographic theoryp. 7
Mortalityp. 8
Fertilityp. 11
Was Malthus right?p. 14
Scotlandp. 14
Agriculturep. 16
Agrarian societyp. 17
Agricultural innovationp. 19
Parliamentary enclosurep. 23
Domestic Industry and Proto-Industrializationp. 28
Work in domestic industryp. 30
The theory of proto-industrializationp. 33
Proto-industrialization assessedp. 34
Factory Production and the Textile Industriesp. 39
The technology of spinning and weavingp. 41
Factory workp. 43
Opposition to factory workp. 46
Factory labour in contextp. 48
Coal and Ironp. 49
Output and regional distributionp. 50
The technology of coalminingp. 52
The technology of ironmaking and steelmakingp. 54
Consumption and marketsp. 56
Entrepreneurs, Capital and Business Enterprisep. 58
Fixed capitalp. 60
The web of creditp. 62
Bankingp. 65
Foreign Tradep. 68
Ports and docksp. 70
The wealth of the empirep. 72
Exports and economic growthp. 73
Commercial institutionsp. 75
Internal Transportp. 78
The development of waterwaysp. 78
The development of road transportp. 81
An integrated transport network?p. 84
The emergence of railwaysp. 85
The impact of railwaysp. 87
Assessmentp. 90
Conclusionp. 90
Documentsp. 94
Glossaryp. 120
Bibliographyp. 124
Mapsp. 136
Indexp. 139
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ISBN: 9780582298330
ISBN-10: 0582298334
Series: Seminar Studies in History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 21st April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1