The British Industrial Revolution / Edition 2

The British Industrial Revolution / Edition 2

by Joel Mokyr
     
 


In this revised edition, all chapters—including Joel 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 forSee more details below

Overview


In this revised edition, all chapters—including Joel 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813333892
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Edition description:
SECOND
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Joel Mokyr is professor of economics and history at Northwestern University. He is the author or editor of many books and articles on the economic history of Europe, including Why Ireland Starved, The Economics of the Industrial Revolution, and The Lever of Riches.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
1Editor's Introduction: The New Economic History and the Industrial Revolution1
2The Fable of the Dead Horse; or, The Industrial Revolution Revisited128
3Reassessing the Industrial Revolution: A Macro View160
4Too Much Revolution: Agriculture in the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1860206
5The Role of Education and Skill in the British Industrial Revolution241
Bibliography280
About the Book331
About the Contributors332
Index333

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