Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Britain's Industrial Revolution: The Making of a  Manufacturing People, 1700 - 1870 (Paperback)
  • Britain's Industrial Revolution: The Making of a  Manufacturing People, 1700 - 1870 (Paperback)
zoom

Britain's Industrial Revolution: The Making of a Manufacturing People, 1700 - 1870 (Paperback)

(author)
£19.99
Paperback 688 Pages / Published: 14/03/2013
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Barrie Trinder has been a leading expert on industrial history for many years and this is perhaps his most important book to date: a general overview of the industrial revolution across the British Isles. The industrial revolution was one of the defining changes of human history, and it happened in Britain first. It changed radically the way in which goods were made: for the first time large factories were built to house the machines and power systems that had been invented. It led to new ways of working, and living: it concentrated workers in large workplaces, often in the rapidly growing towns and cities. Along with spectacular profits and economic benefits, it brought danger, pollution and increasing inequality between rich and poor. Alongside industry arrived canals, railways, cast-iron bridges and iron ships. The industrial revolution created the country and the society we recognise today.

Publisher: Carnegie Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781859362198
Number of pages: 688
Weight: 1746 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 44 mm

You may also be interested in...

Giants of Steam
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Brunel's Kingdom
Added to basket
Scotland's Lost Industries
Added to basket
Chocolate Wars
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The British Toy Industry
Added to basket
Striking a Light
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Cornish Mines: St. Just to Redruth
Added to basket
How Britain Worked
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Memories of the Lancashire Cotton Mills
Added to basket
The Most Powerful Idea in the World
Added to basket
To the Edge of the World
Added to basket
Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways
Added to basket
Iron, Steam & Money
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.