An innovative study of why inventors rose to heroic stature and popular acclaim in Victorian Britain.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of illustrations; 1. Introduction: inventors and other heroes; 2. The new Prometheus; 3. The inventor's progress; 4. The apotheosis of James Watt; 5. Watt, inventor of the Industrial Revolution; 6. 'What's Watt?' The radical critique; 7. The technological pantheon; 8. Heroes of the Pax Britannica; 9. Debating the patent system; 10. The workers' heroes; 11. Maintaining the industrial spirit; 12. Science and the disappearing inventor; Epilogue. The Victorian legacy; Bibliography; Index.
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