A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution

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This book explains why the Industrial Revolution remains a pivotal event in world history - the moment at which one small country succeeded in freeing the majority of its people from subsistence living. This succinct introduction explains what the Industrial Revolution was, when exactly it occurred and why it happened in Britain first.

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'The volume has a clear focus and, didactic in tone, it incorporates much recent research. Griffin's survey of technological change is detailed and critical, particularly her questioning of the force of new technologies, especially steam power, in fuelling eceonomic growth.'- Economic History Review
 
'The strength of Griffin's book lies in its fresh conceptual approach and well-focused, analytical structure that bridges the major disagreements among scholars on the topic...an excellent book'. - Gerard Koot, Chancellor Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
 
'...a particularly welcome account, not least because it asks the question of why Britain came first.' - Jeremy Black, BBC History Magazine

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A succinct introduction to this pivotal moment in world history, explaining what the industrial revolution was, when exactly it occurred, and why it happened in Britain first

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