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The Grand Experiment: The Birth of the Railway Age, 1820-45

Hylton, Stuart

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ISBN 10: 071103172X / ISBN 13: 9780711031722
Published by Ian Allen Publishing, Hersham, Surrey, 2007
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Grand Experiment: The Birth of the ...

Publisher: Ian Allen Publishing, Hersham, Surrey

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Between 1800 and 1850 Britain underwent a revolution, not in the political sense, but a social and economic one. The Industrial Revolution when, for a few short decades, Britain became the 'Workshop of the World' was one of the defining eras of modern history. The country's economy moved from one based upon agriculture to one where trade and industry dominated. Many factors played their part in bringing about this radical change in the national condition but one of the most significant was the revolution in transport without which the other elements which made up by the Industrial Revolution would not have been possible or would have occurred much more slowly. It was the coming of the railway that, for the first time, truly knitted the country together, bringing as it did uniform time across the country for the first time in history. Detailed in its analysis and comprehensive in its coverage "The Grand Experiment: The Birth of the Railway Age 1820-1845" will become the definitive account of this vital period in Britain's transport and economic history. It will be required reading for all historians of the period as well as the growing number fascinated with the history of the Industrial Revolution.

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