The Industrial Revolution, 1760-1830

The Industrial Revolution, 1760-1830

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Baker & Taylor
Argues that the industrial revolution in Great Britain was beneficial to society and brought about technological innovations, economic rewards, and increased intellectual ingenuity.

Oxford University Press
The Industrial Revolution has sometimes been regarded as a catastrophe which desecrated the English landscape and brought social oppression and appalling physical hardship to the workers. In Ashton's classic account, however, it is presented as an important and beneficial mark of progress. In spite of destructive wars and a rapid growth of population, the material living standards of most of the British people improved, and the technical innovations not only brought economic rewards but also provoked greater intellectual ingenuity. Lucidly argued and authoritative, this book places the phenomenon of the Industrial Revolution in a stimulating perspective. A new preface by Pat Hudson surveys recent research in the areas focused on by Ashton and a completely updated bibliography ensures that this book will continue to be of value to modern readers for many years to come.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
Edition: 1997 ed
ISBN: 9780192892898
Branch Call Number: 330.941 ASH
Characteristics: xiv, 139 p. ; 20 cm


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