The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert C. Allen

The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert C. Allen year 2017
  • Book name: The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Robert C. Allen
  • Release date: 2017/9/8
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780198706786
  • Rating: 7.36 of 10
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  • Review by: Crystal Mcintyre
  • Review rating: 7.65 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/30
  • Total pages: 168
  • Includes a PDF summary of 17 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The 'Industrial Revolution' was a pivotal point in British history that occurred between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries and led to far reaching transformations of society. With the advent of revolutionary manufacturing technology productivity boomed. Machines were used to spin and weave cloth, steam engines were used to provide reliable power, and industry was fed by the construction of the first railways, a great network of arteries feeding thefactories. Cities grew as people shifted from agriculture to industry and commerce. Hand in hand with the growth of cities came rising levels of pollution and disease. Many people lost their jobs to the new machinery, whilst working conditions in the factories were grim and pay was low. As the middleclasses prospered, social unrest ran through the working classes, and the exploitation of workers led to the growth of trade unions and protest movements.In this Very Short Introduction, Robert C. Allen analyzes the key features of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, and the spread of industrialization to other countries. He considers the factors that combined to enable industrialization at this time, including Britain's position as a global commercial empire, and discusses the changes in technology and business organization, and their impact on different social classes and groups. Introducing the 'winners' and the 'losers' of theIndustrial Revolution, he looks at how the changes were reflected in evolving government policies, and what contribution these made to the economic transformation. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H7M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Manufacturing Industries, History: Specific Events & Topics, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, Economic History, Industrialisation & Industrial History, British & Irish History, History Of Engineering & Technology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 8.20 USD
  • Dimensions: 114x174x11mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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