The Industrial Revolution in National Context: Europe and the USA

The Industrial Revolution in National Context: Europe and the USA

by Mikulas Teich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521401003

ISBN-13: 9780521401005

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Industrial Revolution has been, and continues to be, the focus of massive historiographical as well as historical enquiry. This collection includes reappraisals by Phyllis Deane and by Francois Crouzet of their classic accounts of industrialization in Britain and in France, and more generally broaches the wider issue of 'new approaches' which have been emerging…  See more details below

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The Industrial Revolution has been, and continues to be, the focus of massive historiographical as well as historical enquiry. This collection includes reappraisals by Phyllis Deane and by Francois Crouzet of their classic accounts of industrialization in Britain and in France, and more generally broaches the wider issue of 'new approaches' which have been emerging for the understanding of the industrializing process in nations where it came somewhat later. In addition to grappling with questions of technical skills, economic analysis and the process of industrialization, the authors also tackle questions of national politics and international relations. In addition to the roster of authors who examine individual national experiences, a general essay by Sidney Pollard takes into account the relative contributions of the distinct national experiences in Western and Eastern Europe, the USA and Japan, and assesses them as speical cases of a more general phenomenon.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521401005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
General maps and graphs
Introduction1
1The British Industrial Revolution13
2France36
3The Industrial Revolution in Belgium64
4Industrialization in The Netherlands78
5German industrialization95
6Switzerland126
7Italy in the longue duree: the return of an old first-comer149
8A latecomer: the modernization of the Spanish economy, 1800-1990184
9The Industrial Revolution in Sweden201
10Austria: industrialization in a multinational setting226
11The Industrial Revolution: Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia247
12Hungary: a semi-successful peripheral industrialization265
13The Industrial Revolution and the countries of South-eastern Europe in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries290
14Industrial revolution in Russia329
15Revolutions and continuities in American development350
16The Industrial Revolution - an overview371
Index389

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