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The Industrial Revolution and British Society - Patrick O'Brien

The Industrial Revolution and British Society

By: Patrick O'Brien (Editor), Dr. Roland Quinault (Editor)

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Published: 5th April 1993
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The Industrial Revolution and British Society is an original and wide-ranging textbook survey of the principal economic and social aspects of the Industrial Revolution in Britain in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The distinguished international team of contributors each focus on topics currently at the very center of scholarly interest, and draw together the very latest research in an accessible and stimulating manner: the intention throughout is to introduce a broad student readership to important, but less familiar aspects and consequences of the first Industrial Revolution.

'It is a wide-ranging survey of the principal economic and social aspects of the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. The eleven chapters range widely over modern conceptions of the Industrial Revolution, through a consideration of women in the workforce, religion and political stability and sex and desire to politics, crime and social aspects of that revolutionary period. Valuable bibliographies are appended to each chapter. The papers are invariably well written and stimulating, raising questions of historiography and methodology that students above 13 are perfectly capable of understanding.' Richard Brown, Teaching History 'This is an essential ... extremely useful handbook for anyone doing work on this period.' Open History

Modern conceptions of the Industrial Revolution
Women in the work force
Reinterpretations of the Industrial Revolution
Methodism and political stability in early industrial England
Sex and desire in the Industrial Revolution
Political preconditions for the Industrial Revolution
Crime, law and punishment in the Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution and parliamentry reform
The margins of the Industrial Revolution
Social aspects of the Industrial Revolution
Technological and organisational change in industry during the Industrial Revolution
Postscript
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ISBN: 9780521437448
ISBN-10: 052143744X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 5th April 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.22  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.45