The First Industrialists
The Problem of Origins
By (author) Francois Crouzet
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First Industrialists by Francois Crouzet
Book DescriptionThe 'first industrialists' were the pioneers and leaders of the British Industrial Revolution, the men who founded factories and other large establishments, which were typical of the new economic system. They had a number of precursors since the sixteenth century, but, on the whole, they were a new breed, which emerged in the late eighteenth century. They were markedly different from the leaders of traditional industry. This book is focused on the social and occupational origins of those founders of modem British industry: what kind of families did they come from? What was their occupation before they set up as industrialists? In discussing these and other issues, this study (based on Professor Crouzet's 1983 Ellen McArthur Lectures) makes an important contribution to the problem of social mobility during the Industrial Revolution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521088718
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francois Crouzet
Genesis of Industrial Capital, Paperback (April 2002)
Analyses the sources of finance used in the Yorkshire wool textile sector during the 'industrial revolution'.
Management and Business in Britain and France, Hardback (November 1995)
A comparison of economic and business development in Britain and France in the 19th and 20th centuries. With a mixture of case-studies, sectoral analysis, and comparison, this book is a useful addition to an understanding of the evolution of business organization, competitiveness, and performance.
Britain Ascendant: Comparative Studies in Franco-British Economic History, Hardback (January 1991)» View all books by Francois Crouzet
Franqois Crouzet devoted much of his life to the study of European industrialisation, Britain ascendant draws together a series of essays, written in the course of his career.
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