British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

ISBN-10: 0521687853

ISBN-13: 9780521687850

Edition: 2009

Authors: Robert C. Allen
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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Robert C. Allen is Smith Professor of Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of Speaking of Soap Operas and Horrible Prettines: Burlesque and American Culture and coauthor of Film History: Theory and Practice.

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgments
The Industrial Revolution and the pre-industrial economy
The pre-industrial economy
The high-wage economy of pre-industrial Britain
The agricultural revolution
The cheap energy economy
Why England succeeded
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
References
Index
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