The Rise of Modern Industry

By J.L. Hammond, Barbara Hammond

© 2005 – Routledge

344 pages

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Table of Contents

Preface page v

Introduction by R. M. Hartwel xv

Note on Further Reading xxix

Part I

COMMERCE BEFORE THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

I From the Levant to the Atlantic 1

II England as an Atlantic Power 24

III The Effect of the Wars of Europe 38

IV The New Prestige of Commerce 50

Part II

THE ENGLISH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

V The Revolution in Transport 66

VI The Destrne Lion of the Peasant Village 81

VII The Destruction of Custom in Industry 97

VIII The Steam Engine 110

IX The Revolution in Iron 131

X The Revolution in Pottery 162

XI The Revolution in Cotton 178

Part III

THE SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES

XII The Shadow of thee Slave Trade 190

XIII The Curse of Midas 210

XIV A World in Disorder 233

XV The Beginnings of a New Society 245

XVI The World Economic Crisis of the Twentieth Century 263

Index 285

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
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