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Indusrialisation and Society provides an essential introduction to the effects of industrialisation on British society, from Queen Victoria's reign to the birth of the welfare state in the 1940s. This book deals with the remarkable social consequences of the industrial revolution, as Britain changed into an urban society based on industry. As the first nation to undergo an industrial revolution, Britain was also the first to deal with the unprecedented social problems of rapid urbanisation combined with an unparalleled growth in population. Industrialisation and Society looks at contemporary ways in which the government and ordinary people tried to cope with these new pressures, and studies their reactions to the unforseen consequences of the steam revolution. In particular, this indispensable book considers: * the Victorian inheritance * Edwardian England and the Liberal reforms * the two world wars * the Welfare State.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415187787
ISBN-10: 0415187788
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Eric Hopkins

Eric Hopkins is Senior Research fellow in Economic and Social History and Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in arts and Social Sciences at Birmingham University. He has published widely, and his books include The Rise and Decline of the English Working Classes, 1918-1990 (1991)

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