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The first industrial revolution

This book identifies the strategic changes in economic organisation, industrial structure and technological progress associated with the industrial revolution in Britain from 1750–1850. This is a successful textbook for sixth form and undergraduate students in economics, history, geography and social science generally. General readers will also find it interesting.
Print Book, English, 1979
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [England], 1979
ix, 318 pages ; 23 cm
9780521226677, 9780521296090, 0521226678, 0521296099
The starting point
The demographic revolution
The agricultural revolution
The commercial revolution
The transport revolution
The cotton industry
The iron industry
The sources of innovation
The role of labour
The role of capital
The role of the banks
The adoption of free trade
The role of government
Economic growth and economic cycles
Standards of living
The achievement
Includes indexes