An exploration of the cultural background of modern Britain's economic malaise. Traces the development of a pervasive middle and upper class frame of mind hostile to industrialism and economic growth from the mid-19th century to the present.
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England was the world's first great industrial nation, yet the English have never been comfortable with industrialism. Drawing upon a wide array of sources, Martin Wiener explores the English ambivalence to modern industrial society. In this edition, Wiener revisits the historiography of the last few decades.About the Author:
Martin J. Wiener is the Mary Jones Professor of History at Rice University. His previous books include Between Two Worlds: The Political Thought of Graham Wallas (1971), Reconstructing the Criminal (Cambridge, 1990), and Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness, and Criminal Justice in Victorian England (Cambridge, 2003).
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Book Description PENGUIN / LO <023027 06/05/1981, 1981. Book Condition: Neuf. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140226621
Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140226621