The Industrial Revolution remains a defining moment in the economic history of the modern world. But what kind and how much of a revolution was it? And what kind of ?moment? could it have been? These are just some of the larger questions among the many that economic historians continue to debate. Addressing the various interpretations and assumptions that have been attached to the concept of the Industrial Revolution, Joel Mokyr and his four distinguished contributors present and defend their views on essential aspects of the Industrial Revolution. In this revised edition, all chapters?including Mokyr's extensive introductory survey and evaluation of research in this field?are updated to consider arguments and findings advanced since the volume's initial 1993 publication. Like its predecessor, the revised edition of The British Industrial Revolution is an essential book for economic historians and, indeed, for any historian of Great Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Table of Contents
* Editors Introduction: The New Economic History and the Industrial Revolution Joel Mokyr. * The Fable of the Dead Horse; or, The Industrial Revolution Revisited David S. Landes. * Reassessing the Industrial Revolution: A Macro View C. Knick Harley. * Too Much Revolution: Agriculture in the Industrial Revolution, 17001860 Gregory Clark. * The Role of Education and Skill in the British Industrial Revolution David Mitch.