The Industrial Revolution / Edition 1

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A volume in the Problems in European Civilization series, this book features a collection of secondary-source essays that focus on various aspects of the Industrial Revolution. This text takes a broad view of industrialization, looking at countries other than England and examining causation back to the 16th century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618220250
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/9/2003
  • Series: Problems in European Civilization Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Beaudoin is an assistant professor of History at Centre College. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996. He currently serves as the director of Centre-in-Europe in Strasbourg, France. He specializes in modern European history and the Industrial Revolution and regularly teaches courses in these areas. His publications include a book on poverty in world history, to be published by Routledge Press, as well as numerous scholarly essays in academic journals. Most recently, his article on Current Debates in the Study of the Industrial Revolution was published in the Organization of American Historians Fall 2000 issue.

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Table of Contents

Chronology Reference Maps I. Defining the Industrial Revolution David S. Landes, The Unbound Prometheus William H. Sewell, Jr., Work and Revolution in France E.A. Wrigley, Continuity, Chance, and Change Maxine Berg and Pat Hudson, Rehabilitating the Industrial Revolution II. The Origins and Nature of Industrialization Joel Mokyr, The Lever of Riches Nathan Rosenberg and L.E. Birdzell, Jr., How the West Grew Rich Robert S. DuPlessis, Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe Jan De Vries, The Industrial Revolution and the Industrious Revolution III. Sites of Industrialization Joel Mokyr, The Industrial Revolution and the New Economic History Kenneth Pomeranz, The Great Divergence Alexander Gerschenkron, Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective Paul M. Hohenberg and Lynn Hollen Lees, The Making of Urban Europe, 1000-1950 IV. Class Formation and Work Experience Ira Katznelson, Working-Class Formation Stephen Nicholas and Richard H. Steckel, Heights and Living Standards of English Workers During the Early Years of Industrialization, 1770-1815 E.P. Thompson, Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism Michael B. Miller, The Bon Marche V. Gender, Family, and Class Louise A. Tilly and Joan W. Scott, Women, Work and Family Elinor Accampo, Industrialization, Family Life, and Class Relations: Saint Chamond, 1815-1914 Lenore Davidoff and Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes Sonya O. Rose, Limited Livelihoods

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