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The British Industrial Revolution : An Economic Perspective - Joel Mokyr

The British Industrial Revolution

An Economic Perspective

Paperback Published: 25th December 1998
ISBN: 9780813333892
Number Of Pages: 367

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The Industrial Revolution remains a defining moment in the economic history of the modern world. But what kind and how much of a revolution was it? And what kind of "moment" could it have been? These are just some of the larger questions among the many that economic historians continue to debate. Addressing the various interpretations and assumptions that have been attached to the concept of the Industrial Revolution, Joel Mokyr and his four distinguished contributors present and defend their views on essential aspects of the Industrial Revolution. In this revised edition, all chapters--including Mokyr's extensive introductory survey and evaluation of research in this field--are updated to consider arguments and findings advanced since the volume's initial 1993 publication. Like its predecessor, the revised edition of "The British Industrial Revolution" is an essential book for economic historians and, indeed, for any historian of Great Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Editor's Introduction: The New Economic History and the Industrial Revolutionp. 1
The Fable of the Dead Horse; or, The Industrial Revolution Revisitedp. 128
Reassessing the Industrial Revolution: A Macro Viewp. 160
Too Much Revolution: Agriculture in the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1860p. 206
The Role of Education and Skill in the British Industrial Revolutionp. 241
Bibliographyp. 280
About the Bookp. 331
About the Contributorsp. 332
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780813333892
ISBN-10: 081333389X
Series: American & European Economic History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 367
Published: 25th December 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition