Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution

Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution

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by Eric Hobsbawm
     
 

Premier historian Eric Hobsbawm’s brilliant study of the Industrial Revolution, which sold more than a quarter of a million copies in its original edition, is now back in print, updated for a new generation. In Industry and Empire, Hobsbawm explores the origin and dramatic course of the Industrial Revolution over two hundred and fifty years and its

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Premier historian Eric Hobsbawm’s brilliant study of the Industrial Revolution, which sold more than a quarter of a million copies in its original edition, is now back in print, updated for a new generation. In Industry and Empire, Hobsbawm explores the origin and dramatic course of the Industrial Revolution over two hundred and fifty years and its influence on social and political institutions. He describes and accounts for Britain’s rise as the first industrial power, its decline from domination, its special relation with the rest of the world, and the effects of this trajectory on the lives of its ordinary citizens. This new edition includes a fascinating summary of events of the last twenty years, and an illuminating new conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565845619
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
411
Sales rank:
268,071
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Britain in 17501
2Origin of the Industrial Revolution12
3The Industrial Revolution 1780-184034
4The Human Results of the Industrial Revolution 1750-185057
5Agriculture 1750-185075
6Industrialization: The Second Phase 1840-9587
7Britain in the World Economy112
8Standards of Living 1850-1914132
9The Beginnings of Decline150
10The Land 1850-1960173
11Between the Wars185
12Government and Economy204
13The Long Boom230
14Society Since 1914256
15The Other Britain278
16A Harsher Economic Climate298
Conclusion317
Diagrams325
Further Reading376
Index379

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