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Interpreting the Industrial Revolution by Peter N Stearns

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Published in AHA Publications, 1991 (Am. Historical Assn.?) .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsHD2321 .S744 1991
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Open LibraryOL14662805M

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  1. Interpreting the Industrial Revolution -- 2. Technology and economy in the Industrial Revolution -- 3. The social history approach -- 4. The issue of causation -- 5. The Industrial Revolution as a global phenomenon -- 6. The Industrial Revolution in the United States -- 7. Analysis of latecomers: Russia and Japan ; Additional global issues -- : Understanding the Industrial Revolution is a fresh, new exploration of this economic phenomenon of major importance. It describes theories of economic growth, shows how these can be applied to the revolution and discusses them in the light of modern research/5(5). Interpreting the Industrial Revolution -- 2. Technology and economy in the Industrial Revolution -- 3. The social history approach -- 4. The issue of causation -- 5. The Industrial Revolution as a global phenomenon -- 6. The Industrial Revolution in the United States -- 7. Analysis of latecomers: Russia and Japan ; Additional global issues -- 8. Interpreting the Industrial Revolution by Peter N. Stearns, , American Historical Association edition, in EnglishPages:

  Understanding the Industrial Revolution is a fresh, new exploration of this economic phenomenon of major importance. It describes theories of economic growth, shows how these can be applied to the revolution and discusses them in the light of modern by:   The book argues that although the industrial revolution is often portrayed as a catastrophic event that led to environmental problems, harsh working conditions and child labor. Ashton believes it was also an important turning point that greatly improved the quality of life of British people as well as created many economic rewards and stimulated intellectual ingenuity. Understanding the Industrial Revolution is a fresh, new exploration of this economic phenomenon of major importance. It describes theories of economic growth, shows how these can be applied to the revolution and discusses them in the light of modern research. Furthermore, it places the debate surrounding the social effects of industrialisation into the context of economic change during the period. This book is designed to make the Industrial Revolution more comprehensible to students and non-economic historians. I hope that it will enable those who read it to understand the economic reasoning behind different explanations even if their knowledge of economics is limited.

Like its subject, The Industrial Revolution in World History has continued to evolve. This fourth edition will continue to challenge students to analyze the effects of industrialization and modernization on the local, regional, national, and global levels for the future as well as the present and past.”Cited by:   The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial . Book Description. Understanding the Industrial Revolution is a fresh, new exploration of this economic phenomenon of major importance. It describes theories of economic growth, shows how these can be applied to the revolution and discusses them in the light of modern research. Industrial Revolution. Industrial Revolution, term usually applied to the social and economic changes that mark the transition from a stable agricultural and commercial society to a modern industrial society relying on complex machinery rather than tools. It is used historically to refer primarily to the period in British history from the middle of the 18th cent. to the middle of the 19th cent.