The Industrial Revolution Explained

Descibes the scientific and engineering achievements of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, discussing such topics as agriculture, coal mining, canals, railways, factories, and buildings.

Author: Stan Yorke

Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)

ISBN: 9781853069352

Category: History

Page: 128

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Descibes the scientific and engineering achievements of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, discussing such topics as agriculture, coal mining, canals, railways, factories, and buildings.

The Causes of the Industrial Revolution in England

This title, first published in 1967, brings together six articles on the industrial revolution, and explain why it actually occurred. This title will be of interest to students of history and economics.

Author: R. M. Hartwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135169703X

Category: History

Page: 192

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A number of changes in the English economy during the eighteenth century marked the inception of the modern industrialised world. Whether for the historian seeking explanations for past growth, or the economist in search of prescriptions for the future, the English industrial revolution is probably the most interesting historical example. This title, first published in 1967, brings together six articles on the industrial revolution, and explain why it actually occurred. This title will be of interest to students of history and economics.

The Industrial Revolution a Very Short Introduction

The Industrial Revolution was one of the great, transforming events of world history. Robert C. Allen explains what happened during this period, and why.

Author: Robert C. Allen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198706782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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The Industrial Revolution was a pivotal point in British history that occurred between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries and led to far reaching transformations of society. With the advent of revolutionary manufacturing technology productivity boomed. Machines were used to spin and weave cloth, steam engines were used to provide reliable power, and industry was fed by the construction of the first railways, a great network of arteries feeding the factories. Cities grew as people shifted from agriculture to industry and commerce. Hand in hand with the growth of cities came rising levels of pollution and disease. Many people lost their jobs to the new machinery, whilst working conditions in the factories were grim and pay was low. As the middle classes prospered, social unrest ran through the working classes, and the exploitation of workers led to the growth of trade unions and protest movements. In this Very Short Introduction, Robert C. Allen analyzes the key features of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, and the spread of industrialization to other countries. He considers the factors that combined to enable industrialization at this time, including Britain's position as a global commercial empire, and discusses the changes in technology and business organization, and their impact on different social classes and groups. Introducing the "winners" and the "losers" of the Industrial Revolution, he looks at how the changes were reflected in evolving government policies, and what contribution these made to the economic transformation. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Brief History of how the Industrial Revolution Changed the World

... Thomas Crump introduces the inventors, businessmen, scientists and explorers, who all had their part to play in the story of the Industrial revolution.

Author: Thomas Crump

Publisher: Robinson Publishing

ISBN: 9781845298975

Category: Industrial revolution

Page: 384

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From the beginning of the eighteenth century to the high water mark of the Victorian era, the world was transformed by a technological revolution the like of which had never been seen before. Inventors, businessmen, scientists, explorers all had their part to play in the story of the Industrial Revolution and in this Brief History Thomas Crump brings their story to life, and shows why it is a chapter in English history that can not be ignored.Previous praise for Thomas Crump_s A Brief History of Science:'A serious and fully furnished history of science, from which anyone interested in the development of ideas . . . will greatly profit.' A. C. Grayling, Financial Times'Provides an enduring sense of the extraordinary ingenuity that defines our relationship with nature.' Guardian_An excellent account . . Crump writes with authority._ TLS

The Economics of the Industrial Revolution Routledge Revivals

First published in 1985, this collection contains ten key essays written by leading economists on the subject of the Industrial Revolution.

Author: Joel Mokyr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113666842X

Category: History

Page: 268

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In recent years, scholars from a variety of disciplines have addressed many perplexing questions about the Industrial Revolution in all its aspects. Understandably, economics has become the focal point for these efforts as professional economists have sought to resolve some of the controversies surrounding this topic. First published in 1985, this collection contains ten key essays written by leading economists on the subject of the Industrial Revolution. Among the questions discussed are the causes for the pre-eminence of Britain, the roles of the inputs for growth (capital, labor, technical progress), the importance of demand factors, the relation between agricultural progress and the Industrial Revolution, and the standard of living debate. The essays demonstrate that the application of fresh viewpoints to the literature has given us a considerable new body of data at our disposal, making it possible to test commonly held hypotheses. In addition, this new data has enabled economists to apply a more rigorous logic to the thinking about the Industrial Revolution, thus sharpening many issues heretofore blurred by slipshod methodology and internal inconsistencies.

Understanding the Industrial Revolution

This book includes discussion of: * theories on the supply of capital * role of labour * innovation and entrepreneurship * the significance of transport * the impact of industrialisation on living standards.

Author: Dr Charles More

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134670087

Category: History

Page: 208

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Understanding the Industrial Revolution is a fresh, new exploration of this economic phenomenon of major importance. It describes theories of economic growth, shows how these can be applied to the revolution and discusses them in the light of modern research. Furthermore, it places the debate surrounding the social effects of industrialisation into the context of economic change during the period. This book includes discussion of: * theories on the supply of capital * role of labour * innovation and entrepreneurship * the significance of transport * the impact of industrialisation on living standards. Each aspect of the Industrial Revolution in Britain is discussed in depth, focusing on the important debates and reviewing the most recent research.

The Industrial Revolution in World History

By exploring the ways the industrial revolution reshaped world history, this book offers a unique look into the international factors that started the industrial revolution and its global spread and impact.

Author: Peter N Stearns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974108

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 213

The industrial revolution was the single most important development in human history over the past three centuries, and it continues to shape the contemporary world. With new methods and organizations for producing goods, industrialization altered where people live, how they play, and even how they define political issues. By exploring the ways the industrial revolution reshaped world history, this book offers a unique look into the international factors that started the industrial revolution and its global spread and impact. In the fourth edition, noted historian Peter N. Stearns continues his global analysis of the industrial revolution with new discussions of industrialization outside of the West, including the study of India, the Middle East, and China. In addition, an expanded conclusion contains an examination of the changing contexts of industrialization. The Industrial Revolution in World History is essential for students of world history and economics, as well as for those seeking to know more about the global implications of what is arguably the defining socioeconomic event of modern times.

The Industrial Revolution

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Industrial Revolution in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Industrial Revolution.

Author: 50MINUTES,

Publisher: 50Minutes.com

ISBN: 2806289971

Category: History

Page: 47

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Industrial Revolution in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Industrial Revolution. In the second half of the 18th century, industrial production in Britain skyrocketed, resulting in profound economic and social changes. The technical developments responsible for this dizzying progress soon spread across Europe and the USA, changing the face of society in these countries. The Industrial Revolution shaped the modern world, and continues to have a major impact on our lives today. In just 50 minutes you will: • Learn about key figures in the Industrial Revolution, including James Watt and Thomas Edison • Find out about the main developments that took place in this period and their impact on industrial production • Analyse the economic and social consequences of the Industrial Revolution, including urban poverty and a rising birth rate ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

The Industrial Revolution eBook

"The Industrial Revolution" (1760—1870) covers the century of extraordinary inventiveness and unprecedented industrial and economic growth which began in mid-18th-century England and spread throughout Europe and the United States.

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787781274

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 187

"The Industrial Revolution" (1760—1870) covers the century of extraordinary inventiveness and unprecedented industrial and economic growth which began in mid-18th-century England and spread throughout Europe and the United States. Notable inventions discussed include the steam engine—which revolutionized transportation and international commerce—and the spinning jenny, which led to the mechanization of textile production and the development of the factory system. Special emphasis is given to the dramatic social, political, and economic effects of industrialization including its ill effects on family life and the birth of socialism. Challenging map exercises and provocative review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Tests and answer keys included.

Technology of the Industrial Revolution

A brief history of the Industrial Revolution first provides contextual background. This is followed by technological achievements within individual fields, such as power, textiles, transport, communications, and other industries.

Author: Margaret Vallencourt

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1508100403

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 214

The Industrial Revolution improved technology so significantly that social structures and the world economy would be changed forever. This resource examines technological developments during the era. A brief history of the Industrial Revolution first provides contextual background. This is followed by technological achievements within individual fields, such as power, textiles, transport, communications, and other industries. The resource concludes by examining the changes to labor and the workplace that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. Students of the digital age will be fascinated to read about the technological achievements during this earlier similarly pivotal, transformative, and revolutionary period in history.

The First Industrial Revolution

This book identifies the strategic changes that affected Britain from 1750-1850.

Author: P. M. Deane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521296090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 280

This book identifies the strategic changes that affected Britain from 1750-1850.

Debating the Industrial Revolution

This book will be the ideal primer for students wanting to understand the key debates, and get a sense of how they might develop in the future.

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472589378

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 146

The industrial revolution was and is a huge development and one of the fundamental changes in human experience in the modern world. In Debating the Industrial Revolution, Peter N. Stearns, a leading expert in world history, presents the major contours of the ongoing debates over industrialization in history. He explores the central historical discussion over what caused such a momentous change, demonstrating how interpretations have developed over time and encouraging students to critically engage with historical practice. Trying to understand why industrialization happened, and why it continues to happen, continues to organize considerable analytical energy. This book will be the ideal primer for students wanting to understand the key debates, and get a sense of how they might develop in the future.

The Industrial Revolution A Compendium

For the first time this volume brings together the key titles in the Studies in Economic and Social History series on the Industrial Revolution, with a new introduction by the series editor, Leslie Clarkson, in a hardcover version useful ...

Author: Leslie A. Clarkson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349109363

Category: Great Britain

Page: 308

View: 953

For the first time this volume brings together the key titles in the Studies in Economic and Social History series on the Industrial Revolution, with a new introduction by the series editor, Leslie Clarkson, in a hardcover version useful for libraries, and reference. The volume will also have an updated bibliography.

The Industrial Revolution Era

"The Industrial Revolution Era" covers the century of extraordinary inventiveness and unprecedented industrial and economic growth which began in mid-18th-century England and spread throughout Europe and the United States.

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Milliken Publishing Company

ISBN: 078772453X

Category: History

Page: 17

View: 786

"The Industrial Revolution Era" covers the century of extraordinary inventiveness and unprecedented industrial and economic growth which began in mid-18th-century England and spread throughout Europe and the United States. Notable inventions discussed include the steam engine and the spinning jenny, which led to the development of the factory system. Special emphasis is given to the dramatic social, political, and economic effects of industrialization. Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. A unit test and answer key are included.


Transforming Women s Work

. Dublin's ingenious detective work in matching families in archival sources enables him to make important points."—Women's Review of Books This book explores the work and family lives of rural and urban New Englanders across the ...

Author: Thomas Dublin

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801480904

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 883

"No historian has done more to illuminate the achievements of female labor in the early textile mills than Thomas Dublin. . . . In this latest book, he provides a broad account of women's work during the industrial transformation of America, giving us the chance to test the typicality of the factory experience against other forms of female employment. He mines a breathtaking array of sources, including business records, census data, deeds, wills, diaries, and personal correspondence, to reconstruct the circumstances surrounding women's work in New England from the 1820s to 1900. . . . Dublin's ingenious detective work in matching families in archival sources enables him to make important points."—Women's Review of Books

The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History

This work is the perfect reference work for anyone conducting research in the areas of technology, business, economics, and history on a world historical scale.

Author: Kenneth E. Hendrickson III

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810888882

Category: History

Page: 972

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As editor Kenneth E. Hendrickson, III, notes in his introduction: “Since the end of the nineteenth-century, industrialization has become a global phenomenon. After the relative completion of the advanced industrial economies of the West after 1945, patterns of rapid economic change invaded societies beyond western Europe, North America, the Commonwealth, and Japan.” In The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History contributors survey the Industrial Revolution as a world historical phenomenon rather than through the traditional lens of a development largely restricted to Western society. The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History is a three-volume work of over 1,000 entries on the rise and spread of the Industrial Revolution across the world. Entries comprise accessible but scholarly explorations of topics from the “aerospace industry” to “zaibatsu.” Contributor articles not only address topics of technology and technical innovation but emphasize the individual human and social experience of industrialization. Entries include generous selections of biographical figures and human communities, with articles on entrepreneurs, working men and women, families, and organizations. They also cover legal developments, disasters, and the environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution. Each entry also includes cross-references and a brief list of suggested readings to alert readers to more detailed information. The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History includes over 300 illustrations, as well as artfully selected, extended quotations from key primary sources, from Thomas Malthus’ “Essay on the Principal of Population” to Arthur Young’s look at Birmingham, England in 1791. This work is the perfect reference work for anyone conducting research in the areas of technology, business, economics, and history on a world historical scale.

The Industrial Revolution In World History

This third edition features fully revised sections on globalization, causation, and non-Western societies, further strengthening Stearns' discussion of complex industrial and international trends.

Author: Peter N Stearns

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 540

This third edition features fully revised sections on globalization, causation, and non-Western societies, further strengthening Stearns' discussion of complex industrial and international trends.

The Industrial Revolution for Kids

Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her highly popular detachable collars and cuffs, and Clementine Lamadrid, who either helped save starving New Yorkers or scammed the public into contributing to her One-Cent ...

Author: Cheryl Mullenbach

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613746903

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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The Industrial Revolution for Kids introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution in a "revolutionary" way: through the usual people, places, and inventions of the time: the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies, dirty and dangerous factories, new forms of transportation and communication, but also through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, sports figures, and social activists whose names never appeared in history books. Readers learn about new machines that impacted American life—through the people who invented them and the people who built and operated them—and new forms of transportation that revolutionized society—through the people who designed them as well as the people who built and used them. Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her highly popular detachable collars and cuffs, and Clementine Lamadrid, who either helped save starving New Yorkers or scammed the public into contributing to her One-Cent Coffee Stands, help tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution. Twenty-one engaging and fun crosscurricular activities bring the times and technologies to life. Kids will make an assembly line sandwich, analyze the interchangeable parts of a common household fixture, weave a placemat, tell a story through photographs, and much more. Resources include books to read, places to visit, and websites to explore. Cheryl Mullenbach is a former history teacher, librarian, public television project manager, and K-12 social studies consultant. She is the author of Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II and has contributed to An Encyclopedia of American Women at War. She lives in Panora, Iowa.

The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution continues to this day as formerly less developed countries, especially in Asia, have taken to rapid industrialization to improve their economy. Lexile Reading Level 800L.

Author: Lewis Helfand

Publisher: Campfire

ISBN: 9381182280

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 92

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While we all know that large-scale industrialization began in the eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution truly began in Germany with Johannes Gutenberg and his printing press. His innovation made it possible to mass-produce books, which spread literacy and knowledge all across Europe. It was in the eighteenth century, however, that manual labor started being replaced by what we today know as machines. First in Europe came Thomas Newcomen and James Watt and the steam engine. Then came John Kay and his flying shuttle, which led to the development of the textile industry. Then, in the United States, there was Robert Fulton and his steamboat, and Eli Whitney and his cotton gin. Finally, it was Henry Ford whose mass-produced vehicles made cars affordable to all. The Industrial Revolution continues to this day as formerly less developed countries, especially in Asia, have taken to rapid industrialization to improve their economy. Lexile Reading Level 800L.