Industrial Revolution

ISBN-10: 0618220259
ISBN-13: 9780618220250
Edition: 2003
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Description: A volume in the Problems in European Civilization series, this book features a collection of secondary-source essays that focus on various aspects of the Industrial Revolution. This text takes a broad view of industrialization, looking at countries  More...

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List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

A volume in the Problems in European Civilization series, this book features a collection of secondary-source essays that focus on various aspects of the Industrial Revolution. This text takes a broad view of industrialization, looking at countries other than England and examining causation back to the 16th century. The proven series format features key scholarship, chapter and essay introductions, and extensive, up-to-date suggestions for further reading. The selections in the text are edited for both content and length, making this single volume a convenient alternative to course packets or multiple monographs.

Steven Beaudoin is an assistant professor of History at Centre College. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996. He currently serves as the director of Centre-in-Europe in Strasbourg, France. He specializes in modern European history and the Industrial Revolution and regularly teaches courses in these areas. His publications include a book on poverty in world history, to be published by Routledge Press, as well as numerous scholarly essays in academic journals. Most recently, his article on Current Debates in the Study of the Industrial Revolution was published in the Organization of American Historians Fall 2000 issue.

Preface
Editor's Preface to Instructors
Editor's Preface to Students
Chronology
Reference Maps
Introduction
Defining the Industrial Revolution
The Unbound Prometheus
Work and Revolution in France
Continuity, Chance and Change
Rehabilitating the Industrial Revolution
The Origins and Nature of the Industrial Revolution
The Lever of Riches
How the West Grew Rich
Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe
The Industrial Revolution and the Industrious Revolution
Sites of Industrialization
The Industrial Revolution and the New Economic History
The Great Divergence
Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective
The Making of Urban Europe, 1000-1950
Class Formation and Work Experience
Working-Class Formation
Heights and Living Standards of English Workers During the Early Years of Industrialization, 1770-1815
Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism
The Bon Marche
Gender, Family, and Class
Women, Work, and Family
Industrialization, Family Life, and Class Relations, Saint Chamond, 1815-1914
Family Fortunes
Limited Livelihoods
Suggestions for Further Reading
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