The Industrial Revolution in World History / Edition 3

The Industrial Revolution in World History / Edition 3

by Peter N. Stearns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813343607

ISBN-13: 9780813343600

Pub. Date: 12/19/2006

Publisher: Westview Press

The industrial revolution is generally recognized as a major development in world history. Even so, the study of it is routinely handled as simply part of Western European history or as part of individual national histories. Peter N. Stearns offers a genuinely world-historical approach, looking at the international factors that touched off the industrial revolution

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The industrial revolution is generally recognized as a major development in world history. Even so, the study of it is routinely handled as simply part of Western European history or as part of individual national histories. Peter N. Stearns offers a genuinely world-historical approach, looking at the international factors that touched off the industrial revolution and at its global spread and impact. In this revised third edition, The Industrial Revolution in World History begins with an examination of industrialization in the West, but it also treats later cases in other societies-including Japan, Russia, and the United States, as well as newly revised sections on Asia and Latin America-providing the comparative analysis usually lacking in single-nation treatments. Although the text defines the essence of industrialization in terms of technology and economic organization, it pays substantial attention to larger social results, especially changes in the experience of work and shifts in family functions and gender roles. Including a new chapter on global environmental impact, The Industrial Revolution in World History seeks to build on recent scholarly advances to include a more fully international and human perspective in our understanding of the industrial revolution. The third edition also features fully revised sections on globalization, causation, and non-Western societies, further strengthening Stearns’ discussion of complex industrial and international trends.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343600
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/19/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Defining the Industrial Revolution1
1The First Phase, 1760-1880: The West Leads the Way
1Britain's Revolution: New Processes and Economic Transformation17
2New Causes: Why Did the Industrial Revolution Happen, and Why Did It Happen in Eighteenth-Century Britain?33
3The Industrial Revolution in Western Society43
4The Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution57
5The Industrial Revolution Outside the West73
2The Second Phase, 1880-1950: The New International Cast
6The Industrial Revolution Changes Stripes89
7The Industrial Revolution in Russia99
8The Industrial Revolution in Japan115
9New Developments in Western Societies: Redefinitions of the Industrial Economy133
10The Industrial Revolution in International Context149
3The Third Phase, 1950s-1990s: The Industrialization of the World
11The Industrial Revolution in the Past Half Century169
12A New Range of Initiatives: Industrial Revolutions and Rapid Evolution177
13The New Spectrum in the Less Industrial World: Evolution and Exploitation195
14A Postindustrial Revolution?207
15International Industry and the Complexities of Industrial Trends223
16Conclusion235
Suggestions for Further Reading241
Index251

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