The Industrial Revolution remains a defining moment in the economic history of the modern world. But what kind and how much a revolution was it really? Why did it take place when and where it did, and how did it lead to modern economic growth? These are just a few of the questions that economic historians continue to debate. In this volume, a group of distinguished scholars present the most up-to‐ date findings and defend their latest views on essential aspects of the Industrial Revolution.The editor's introduction is a major survey and evaluation of contemporary research in the field.
This second edition of a widely praised and read collection remains essential for economic historians and indeed for historians of Great Britain and economists with an interest of economic change in the past.