The British Industrial Revolution
An Economic Perspective 2nd Revised edition
Edited by Joel Mokyr
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British Industrial Revolution by Joel Mokyr
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813333892
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 4-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Why did Western countries become so much wealthier than the rest of the world? And what explains the huge rise in incomes during the Industrial Revolution - and why did Britain lead the way? This title offers a perspective for understanding Britain's extraordinary rise during the Industrial Revolution.
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Author Biography - Joel Mokyr
Joel Mokyr is professor of economics and history at Northwestern University. He is the author or editor of many books and articles on the economic history of Europe, including Why Ireland Starved, The Economics of the Industrial Revolution, and The Lever of Riches.
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