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Allen, Robert C., 1947-
The British industrial revolution in global perspective / Robert C. Allen
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HC254.5 .A663 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Industrial revolution -- Great Britain
Economic history -- 1750-1918
Subject Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 18th century
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th century
Physical Description xi, 331 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [276]-312) and index
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
Series New approaches to economic and social history

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