The Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century

An outline of the beginnings of the modern factory system in England

By Paul Mantoux

© 2005 – Routledge

552 pages

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About the Book

This classic volume, first published in 1928, is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the Industrial Revolution. Arranged in three distinct parts, it covers:

* Preparatory Changes

* Inventions and Factories

* The Immediate Consequences.

A valuable reference, it is, as Professor T. S. Ashton says in his preface to this work, 'in both its architecture and detail this volume is by far the best introduction to the subject in any language… one of a few works on economic history that can justly be spoken of as classics'.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1: PREPARATORY CHANGES

1. The Old Type of Industry and Its Evolution

2. Commercial Expansion

3. The Redistribution of Land

PART 2: INVENTIONS AND FACTORIES

1. The Beginnings of Machinery in the Textile Industry

2. The Factories

3. Coal and Iron

4. The Steam Engine

PART 3: THE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCES

1. The Factory System and Population

2. Industrial Capitalism

3. The Industrial Revolution adn Labour

4. Intervention and Laissez-Faire

CONCLUSION: General Characteristics of the Industrial Revolution

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