The First Industrial Nation: The Economic History of Britain 1700+1914 by Peter MathiasThe First Industrial Nation: The Economic History of Britain 1700+1914 by Peter Mathias

The First Industrial Nation: The Economic History of Britain 1700+1914

byPeter MathiasEditorPeter Mathias

Paperback | November 21, 2001

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This celebrated and seminal text examines the industrial revolution, from its genesis in pre-industrial Britain, through its development and into maturity. A chapter-by-chapter analysis explores topics such as economic growth, agriculture, trade finance, labour and transport.
First published in 1969,The First Industrial Nationis widely recognised as a classic text for students of the industrial revolution.
Peter Mathias was Master of Downing College, Cambridge until his retirement in 1996.
Title:The First Industrial Nation: The Economic History of Britain 1700+1914Format:PaperbackPublished:November 21, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415266726

ISBN - 13:9780415266727


Table of Contents

1. Prologue: The Industrial Revolution ' Identity and Beginning Part 1: The Industrial Economy is Born: 1700 to the Early Nineteenth Century 2. Gregory King's England  3. The State, Rural Society and the Land  4. Economic Policy, Trade and Transport  5. Industrial Growth and Finance  6. The Human Dimension  7. Economic Fluctuations Part 2: The Evolving Industrial Economy: To 1914 8. The Century Ahead ' Changing Structure of the British Economy  9. Occupational Structure and Industrial Organization in the Mid-Nineteenth Century  10. Railways  11. The Free Trade System and Capital Exports  12. Agriculture, 1815'1914  13. The Evolution of Banking and the Money Market, 1825'1914  14. The Organization of Labour and Standards of Living  15. Industrial Maturity and Deceleration  16. Epilogue: The Inter-War Years

Editorial Reviews

'Remains the finest textbook of British economic history between 1700 and 1914 available to sixth-form and undergraduate students.' - Teaching History

'It should be made available to every sixth-form pupil taking an Advanced level course in the subject.' - Economics