The industrial revolution / edited with an introduction by Steven M. Beaudoin
Contributor(s): Beaudoin, Steven M. (Steven Maurice) [(ed.)] | Wiesner, Merry E [(series ed.)].Series: Problems in European civilization series. Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, c2003Description: xxii, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0618220259 (pbk.).Subject(s): Industrial revolution -- Europe | Technological innovations -- Europe -- History | Europe -- Economic conditions -- 18th century | Europe -- Economic conditions -- 19th century | Europe -- Social conditions -- 18th century | Europe -- Social conditions -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 330.94028
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Preface. - Editor's preface to instructors. - Editor's preface to students. - Chronology. - Reference maps. - Introduction. - 1. Defining the industrial revolution. The unbound Prometheus. Work and revolution in France. Continuity, chance and change. Rehabilitating the industrial revolution. - II. The origins and nature of the industrial revolution. The lever of riches. How the West grew riches. Transitions to capitalism in early modern Europe. The industrial revolution and the industrious revolution. III. Sites of industrialization. The industrial revolution and the new economic history. The great divergence. Economic backwardness in historical perspective. The making of urban Europe, 1000-1950. - IV. Class formation and work experience. Working-class formation. Heights and living standards of English workers during the early years of industrialization, 1770-1815. Time, work-discipline, and industrial capitalism. The Bon Marche - V. Gender, family, and class. Women, work and family. Industrialization, family life, and class relations, Saint Chamond, 1815-1914. Family fortunes. Limited livelihoods. Suggestions for further reading. - Credits.