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Industry and empire : from 1750 to the present day / E.J. Hobsbawn ; revised and updated with Chris Wrigley.

Author/Creator:
Hobsbawm, E. J. (Eric J.), 1917-2012.
Publication:
New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©1999.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 411 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Great Britain -- Economic conditions.
Industrial revolution -- Great Britain -- History.
Industries -- Great Britain -- History.
Economic history.
Industrial revolution.
Industries.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"In Industry and Empire, Hobsbawm explores the origin and dramatic course of the industrial Revolution over two hundred and fifty years and its influence on social and political institutions. He describes and accounts for Britain's rise as the first industrial power, its decline from domination its special relation with the rest of the world, and the effects of this trajectory on the lives of its ordinary citizens." "This new edition includes a fascinating summary of events of the last twenty years, and an illuminating new conclusion."--Jacket.
Contents:
1. Britain in 1750
2. Origin of the Industrial Revolution
3. The Industrial Revolution 1780-1840
4. The Human Results of the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850
5. Agriculture 1750-1850
6. Industrialization: The Second Phase 1840-95
7. Britain in the World Economy
8. Standards of Living 1850-1914
9. The Beginnings of Decline
10. The Land 1850-1960
11. Between the Wars
12. Government and Economy
13. The Long Boom
14. Society Since 1914
15. The Other Britain
16. A Harsher Economic Climate.
Notes:
"The birth of the industrial revolution"--Cover.
"This edition originally published in 1999 by the Penguin Group, London"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-378) and index.
Contributor:
Wrigley, Chris.
ISBN:
1565845617
9781565845619
OCLC:
42690965
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