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 most interesting historical example. This title, first published in 1967, brings together six articles on the industrial revolution, and explain why it actually occurred. This title will be of interest to students of history and economics.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Editor’s Introduction 2. Industrial Revolution H. Heaton 3. The Causes of the Industrial Revolution: An Essay in Methodology R. M. Hartwell 4. The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth: The Evidence of Early British National Income Estimates P. Deane 5. The Supply of Raw Materials in the Industrial Revolution E. A. Wrigley 6. Demand as a Factor in the Industrial Revolution E. W. Gilboy 7. England and France in the Eighteenth Century: A Comparative Analysis of Two Economic Growths F. Crouzet; Select Bibliography