Understanding the Industrial Revolution

Synopsis

A fresh, new exploration of this economic phenomenon of major importance. It describes theories of economic growth, shows how these can be applied to the revolution and discusses them in the light of modern research. Furthermore, it places the debate surrounding the social effects of industrialisation into the context of economic change during the period.It includes discussion of:* theories on the supply of capital, role of labour and on demand* innovation and entrepreneurship* the significance of transport* the impact of industrialisation on living standards.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2000