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The British industrial revolution in global perspective / Robert C. Allen.

By: Allen, Robert C, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New approaches to economic and social history.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009Description: xi, 331 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780521868273 (hard); 0521868270 (hard); 9780521687850 (pbk.); 0521687853 (pbk.).Subject(s): Industrial revolution -- Great Britain | Economic history -- 1750-1918 | Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 18th century | Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th centuryDDC classification: Online resources: Contributor biographical information
Contents:
The Industrial Revolution and the pre-industrial economy -- I: The pre-industrial economy -- The high-wage economy of pre-industrial Britain -- The agricultural revolution -- The cheap energy economy -- Why England succeeded -- II: The Industrial Revolution -- Why was the Industrial Revolution British? -- The steam engine -- Cotton -- Coke smelting -- Inventors, enlightenment and human capital -- From Industrial Revolution to modern economic growth.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [276]-312) and index.

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