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Technology in the Industrial Revolution / Barbara Hahn, Texas Tech University.

Author/Creator:
Hahn, Barbara, 1967- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Series:
New approaches to the history of science and medicine
New approaches to the history of science and medicine
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 225 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Industrial revolution -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions.
Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Technological innovations -- History.
Economic history.
Industrial revolution.
Social conditions.
Technological innovations.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Technological change is about more than inventions. This concise history of the Industrial Revolution places the eighteenth-century British Industrial Revolution in global context, locating its causes in government protection, global competition, and colonialism. Inventions from spinning jennies to steam engines came to define an age that culminated in the acceleration of the fashion cycle, the intensification in demand and supply of raw materials and the rise of a plantation system that would reconfigure world history in favour of British (and European) global domination. In this accessible analysis of the classic case of rapid and revolutionary technological change, Barbara Hahn takes readers from the north of England to slavery, cotton plantations, the Anglo-Indian trade and beyond - placing technological change at the centre of world history"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
Sugar and spice
Myths and machines
Cottonopolis
Power and the people
The vertical mill
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-216) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Hahn, Barbara, 1967- Technology in the industrial revolution
ISBN:
9781107186804
1107186803
9781316637463
1316637468
9781316900864
9781316953242 (PDF ebook)
OCLC:
1128885757
Publisher Number:
40029832924
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