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The Industrial Revolution in Britain, Volume I


Volumes 2 and 3 of the Industrial Revolutionseleven part set (Industrial Revolution in Britain vol I and II) present over thirty of the articles which have best illuminated Britain's Industrial revolution, and cover four main areas: the concept of the Industrial Revolution, and the central themes of land, labour and capital. They provide a way of exploring historians' changing approaches to the first Industrial Revolution. A substantial introduction sets the articles into their conceptual, evidential and histiographical context and directs readers to recent work.

Julian Hoppit is a Reader in History at University College, London.

E. A. Wrigley is a Professor at All Souls College, Oxford.

General editors' introduction. R. A. Church and E. A. Wrigley.

Introduction. Julian Hoppit and E.A. Wrigley.


Part I: Definitions, Phasing, Scale and Nature:.

1. Gentlemanly capitalism and British expansion overseas. The old colonial system, 1688-1850: P. J. Cain and A. G. Hopkins.

2. The present and the past in the English industrial revolution, 1880-1980: D. Cannadine.

3. Industrial growth and industrial revolutions: D. C. Coleman.

4. British Economic Growth, 1700-1831: a review of the evidence: N. F. R. Crafts.

5. Capital formation in the industrial revolution: F.Crouzet.

6.The implications of early national income estimates for the measurement of long-term economic growth in the United Kingdom: P. Deane.

7. Industrial revolution: H. Heaton.

Part II: Capital, Credit, Investment, Entrepreneurship, Taxation:.

8. Capital accumulation and the industrial revolution: C. H.Feinstein.

9. Taxation in Britain and France, 1715-1810: P. Mathias and P. K. O'Brien.

10. Recent trends in the accumulation of capital: M. M. Postan.

11. English Prices and Public Finance, 1660-1822: E. B. Schumpeter.

12. The entrepreneur in the industrial revolution in Britain: C. Wilson.

Part III: Labour, Demography, Labour Supply, Standard of Living, Factory Discipline, Social Structure:.

13. Enclosure and labour supply in the industrial revolution: J. D. Chambers.

14. The Demographic Revolution in England: a re-examination: J. A. Goldstone.

15. The Rising Standard of living in England, 1800-1850: R. M. Hartwell.

16. The British standard of living, 1790-1850.

17. Medical evidence related to English population changes in the eighteenth century: T. McKeown and R. G. Brown.

18. Time, work discipline, and industrial capitalism: E. P. Thomson.

19. The growth of population in eighteenth-century England: a conundrum resolved.



Part IV: Land: Agriculture and Raw Material Supply: .

20. The growth of labor productivity in early modern English Agriculture: R. C. Allen.

21. Harvest technology and labour supply in Britain, 1790-1870: E. J. T. Collins.

22. Agriculture and economic growth in England, 1660-1750: agricultural change: E. L Jones.

23. The second agricultural revolution, 1815-1880: F. M. L. Thompson.

24. The supply of raw materials in the industrial revolution: E. A. Wrigley.

Part V: Technology, Invention, Innovation, Education:.

25. Technological change and industrial development in western Europe, 1750-1914: D. S. Landes.

26. Who unbound Prometheus? Science and technical change, 1600-1800: P. Mathias.

27. Science and Industry in the late eighteenth century: A. E. Musson and E. Robinson.

28. Workshop of the world; steam power and hand technology in mid-Victorian Britain.

29. Nineteenth-century horse sense: F. M. L. Thompson.

30. The home market and economic growth in England, 1750-1780: D. E. C. Eversley.

31. Demand as a factor in the industrial revolution: E. Gilboy.

32. Josiah Wedgwood: an eighteenth century entrepreneur in salesmanship and marketing techniques: N. McKendrick.

33. Demand vs Supply in the industrial revolution: J. Mokyr.

34. Business cycles, harvests, and politics, 1790-1850: W. W. Rostow.