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Routledge Library Editions: The Industrial Revolution


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1967 and 1997, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the industrial revolution and provides an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine urban workers and the working class in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries, economic growth during the industrial revolution, and the causes of the industrial revolution, with a primary focus on England. This set will be of particular interest to students of history, business and economics.

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A Technical and Business Revolution American Woolens to 1832

A Technical and Business Revolution: American Woolens to 1832

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Hitz
November 13, 2018

This title, first published in 1986, develops the story of American woollen manufacture reaching far back in time to establish the very traditional nature of the fabrication of woollen cloths. Although traditional techniques changed slowly, particularly in England, circumstances and conditions ...

Bankruptcy and Insolvency in London During the Industrial Revolution

Bankruptcy and Insolvency in London During the Industrial Revolution

1st Edition

By Ian P. H. Duffy
November 13, 2018

This title, first published in 1985, examines the evolution of the laws relating to debt and credit during the industrial revolution. Since economic activity was so precarious during the industrial revolution it is important to explore the legal procedures designed to deal with its victims. This ...

Economic Arithmetic A Guide to the Statistical Sources of English Commerce, Industry, and Finance, 1700-1850

Economic Arithmetic: A Guide to the Statistical Sources of English Commerce, Industry, and Finance, 1700-1850

1st Edition

Edited By Stanley H. Palmer
November 13, 2018

Economic history is the most quantitative branch of history, reflecting the interests and profiting from the techniques and concepts of economics. This essay, first published in 1977, provides an extensive contribution to quantitative historiography by delivering a critical guide to the sources of ...

The Causes of the Industrial Revolution in England

The Causes of the Industrial Revolution in England

1st Edition

Edited By R. M. Hartwell
November 13, 2018

A number of changes in the English economy during the eighteenth century marked the inception of the modern industrialised world. Whether for the historian seeking explanations for past growth, or the economist in search of prescriptions for the future, the English industrial revolution is probably...

The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth

The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth

1st Edition

By R. M. Hartwell
November 13, 2018

This volume, first published in 1971, brings together eleven essays and articles on the history of the industrial revolution. Method is the central consideration, and the author discusses ways in which historians have analysed the industrial revolution, demonstrates inconsistency and bias in their ...

Urban Workers in the Early Industrial Revolution

Urban Workers in the Early Industrial Revolution

1st Edition

By Robert Glen
November 13, 2018

This title, first published in 1984, focuses primarily on the early Industrial Revolution (c. 1780-1820) in the Stockport district. As the Industrial Revolution in England was the first instance of successful industrialisation, it can still provide many social and economic lessons and also furnish ...

What is Past is Prologue Cost Accounting in the British Industrial Revolution, 1760-1850

What is Past is Prologue: Cost Accounting in the British Industrial Revolution, 1760-1850

1st Edition

By Richard K. Fleischman, Lee Parker
November 13, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1997, reports the findings of extensive archival and contextual research into the surviving accounting and business records of some 200 British Industrial Revolution enterprises. This study presents an overview of cost accounting and cost management practices, ...

Routledge Library Editions: Industrial Revolution

Routledge Library Editions: Industrial Revolution

1st Edition

By Various
May 16, 2017

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1967 and 1997, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the industrial revolution and provides an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine urban workers and the working class in the eighteenth- and ...

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