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Description - The Industrial Revolution by William J. Ashworth

The British Industrial Revolution has long been seen as the spark for modern, global industrialization and sustained economic growth. Indeed the origins of economic history, as a discipline, lie in 19th-century European and North American attempts to understand the foundation of this process.

In this book, William J. Ashworth questions some of the orthodoxies concerning the history of the industrial revolution and offers a deep and detailed reassessment of the subject that focuses on the State and its role in the development of key British manufactures. In particular, he explores the role of State regulation and protectionism in nurturing Britain's negligible early manufacturing base. Taking a long view, from the mid 17th century through to the 19th century, the analysis weaves together a vast range of factors to provide one of the fullest analyses of the industrial revolution, and one that places it firmly within a global context, showing that the Industrial Revolution was merely a short moment within a much larger and longer global trajectory. This book is an important intervention in the debates surrounding modern industrial history will be essential reading for anyone interested in global and comparative economic history and the history of globalization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781474286466
ISBN-10: 1474286461
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William J. Ashworth

William J. Ashworth is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is the author of Customs and Excise: Trade, Production and Consumption in England, 1640-1845 (2003).

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