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This celebrated and seminal text examines the industrial revolution, from its genesis in pre-industrial Britain, through its development and into maturity. A chapter-by-chapter analysis explores topics such as economic growth, agriculture, trade finance, labour and transport. First published in 1969, The First Industrial Nation is widely recognised as a classic text for students of the industrial revolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415266727
ISBN-10: 0415266726
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 39mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Peter Mathias

Peter Mathias was Master of Downing College, Cambridge until his retirement in 1996.

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