Heroes of Invention: Technology, Liberalism and British Identity, 1750-1914

Heroes of Invention: Technology, Liberalism and British Identity, 1750-1914

by Christine MacLeod
     
 

An innovative study of why inventors rose to heroic stature and popular acclaim in Victorian Britain.See more details below

Overview

An innovative study of why inventors rose to heroic stature and popular acclaim in Victorian Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521873703
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 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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