The Industrial Revolution in National Context: Europe and the USA

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Overview

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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'... enormously impressive ... The book can be commended to all who profess a serious interest in industrialization. The admirable lucidity of most of the contributions makes it readily accessible to undergraduates and other non-specialist readers. As an introduction to the merits of comparative economic history, and of the benefits which can be obtained from well edited collaborative ventures, it is a model'. History
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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
Introduction 1
1 The British Industrial Revolution 13
2 France 36
3 The Industrial Revolution in Belgium 64
4 Industrialization in The Netherlands 78
5 German industrialization 95
6 Switzerland 126
7 Italy in the longue duree: the return of an old first-comer 149
8 A latecomer: the modernization of the Spanish economy, 1800-1990 184
9 The Industrial Revolution in Sweden 201
10 Austria: industrialization in a multinational setting 226
11 The Industrial Revolution: Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia 247
12 Hungary: a semi-successful peripheral industrialization 265
13 The Industrial Revolution and the countries of South-eastern Europe in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries 290
14 Industrial revolution in Russia 329
15 Revolutions and continuities in American development 350
16 The Industrial Revolution - an overview 371
Index 389
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