Presents a new perspective on the Industrial Revolution providing far more than just an account of industrial change. Looks at the development of the economic structures and includes chapters on financing the revolution, technological change, markets and demand, transport and food. The final section looks at economic change and its impact and includes chapters on demography, the household, families, authority and regulation, and the built environment. Providing a complete summary of the various debates in the literature on this period, making a strong case for re-introducing a regional approach to the history of the age.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 21 mm
"The authors deliver on the promise they make in their title...a good resource for any scholar...."--Lindy Biggs, "Technology and Culture"