The British Industrial Revolution: An Economic Perspective

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The Industrial Revolution remains a defining moment in the economic history of the modern world. But what kind and how much of a revolution was it? And what kind of moment” could it have been? These are just some of the larger questions among the many that economic historians continue to debate. In this volume a distinguished set of scholars present and defend their latest views on essential aspects of the Industrial Revolution. The editor's extensive introduction is a major survey and evaluation of contemporary research in this field.This is an essential book for economic historians and, indeed, for any historian of Great Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Joel Mokyr is professor of economics and history at Northwestern University. He is the author or editor of many books and articles on the economic history of Europe, including Why Ireland Starved, The Economics of the Industrial Revolution , and The Lever of Riches.

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