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Documents of the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850

Select Economic and Social Documents for Sixth forms

Edited by Richard L. Tames

Routledge – 2005 – 224 pages

Series: Economic History

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    978-0-415-37838-3
    November 2nd 2005

Description

This fascinating collection presents industrialization as a total historical process involving the destruction of one world simultaneously with the creation of another. Divided into two sections, it deals with elements of life such as the organization of labour, the health of the nation, rural and industrial societies, and poverty. The first section (The Expanding Economy) outlines the process by which economic growth took place and the second (The Social Impact) shows the impact this growth had on the society which both promoted and resisted it.

Contents

Introduction

Part 1 THE EXPANDING ECONOMY

The process of economic growth

Laissez-faire

Trade

Transport

Agriculture

The growth of industry

Part 2 THE SOCIAL IMPACT

The labour force

The organization of labour

The health of the nation

Rural society

Industrial society

The problem of poverty

The reality of progress

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  1. Economic History

Name: Documents of the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850: Select Economic and Social Documents for Sixth forms (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Richard L. Tames. This fascinating collection presents industrialization as a total historical process involving the destruction of one world simultaneously with the creation of another. Divided into two sections, it deals with elements of life such as the organization of...
Categories: Economic History