Technology in the Industrial Revolution

Technology in the Industrial Revolution - New Approaches to the History of Science and Medicine

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Technological change is about more than inventions. This concise history of the Industrial Revolution places the eighteenth-century British Industrial Revolution in global context, locating its causes in government protection, global competition, and colonialism. Inventions from spinning jennies to steam engines came to define an age that culminated in the acceleration of the fashion cycle, the intensification in demand and supply of raw materials and the rise of a plantation system that would reconfigure world history in favour of British (and European) global domination. In this accessible analysis of the classic case of rapid and revolutionary technological change, Barbara Hahn takes readers from the north of England to slavery, cotton plantations, the Anglo-Indian trade and beyond - placing technological change at the centre of world history.

Book information

ISBN: 9781316637463
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.064094109033
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 396g
Height: 152mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 15mm