Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 April 2001

424 Pages | 18 Line drawings, unspecified, 17 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719050220

Bookseller Code (06)


Making sense of the Industrial Revolution

English economy and society, 1700-1850

Steven King and Geoffrey Timmins

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Studies in Modern History MUP

  • Presents a new perspective on the Industrial Revolution providing far more than just an account of industrial change
  • Looks at the development of the economic structures and includes chapters on financing the revolution, technological change, markets and demand, transport and food
  • The final section looks at economic change and its impact and includes chapters on demography, the household, families, authority and regulation, and the built environment
  • Providing a complete summary of the various debates in the literature on this period, making a strong case for re-introducing a regional approach to the history of the age

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