A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution

Paperback | December 15, 2010

byEmma Griffin

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This book explains why the Industrial Revolution remains a pivotal event in world history--the moment at which one small country succeeded in freeing the majority of its people from subsistence living. This succinct introduction explains what the Industrial Revolution was, when exactly it occurred and why it happened in Britain first.

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This book explains why the Industrial Revolution remains a pivotal event in world history--the moment at which one small country succeeded in freeing the majority of its people from subsistence living. This succinct introduction explains what the Industrial Revolution was, when exactly it occurred and why it happened in Britain first.

EMMA GRIFFIN is Lecturer in British History at the University of East Anglia. She has been teaching the industrial revolution to undergraduates for over a decade and researches the social history of industrialization.  She is the author of England's Revelry: A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1800 (OUP 2005) and Blood Spor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.26 × 6.12 × 0.44 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230579264

ISBN - 13:9780230579262

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Table of Contents

The Industrial Revolution Through History * A Growing Population * A Mobile Population * Counting Growth * New Industries * Coal * The Industrial Revolution in Global Context * Bibliography * Index