1st Edition

Economic HIstory of the British Iron and Steel Industry

By Alan Birch Copyright 1967
    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    424 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book was first published in 1967. This volume explores the history of the British iron and steel industry from 1760, tracking its development, relationship with the British economy, regional hubs, technological developments and the final triumph of steel over iron.

    PART 1

    1. The British iron and steel industry 1760-1879

    2. Iron in the economy of England and Wales in the eighteenth century

    3. The rise of the coke-iron industry

    4. The British iron industry during the Napoleonic wars

    5. Ironworks and ironmasters during the industrial revolution

    6. The ironmasters' associations in the early nineteenth century

    PART 2

    7. The expansion of the industry, 1788-1880

    8. The regional development of the industry, 1788-1880

    9. THe advance of technology in the wrought iron industry

    10. The growth of large-scale industry: capital and enterprise in the iron and steel industry in the nineteenth century

    11. The iron trade

    12. The ironworkers

    PART 3

    13. The process of supersession: the age of steel

    14. The development of mild steel

    15. The new factors of industrial location: ores for steel

    16. The triumph of steel over wrought iron


    Alan Birch