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Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution

Published by EH.NET (July 2011) Jeff Horn, Leonard N. Rosenband and Merritt Roe Smith, editors, Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution.? Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.? ix + 366 pp. $24 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-262-51562-7. Reviewed for EH.Net by Eric Jones, La Trobe University (emeritus). This book reminds me of old introductory Great Powers courses that, week by […]

The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Published by EH.Net (February 2011) Robert C. Allen, The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.? xi + 331 pp. $28 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-521-68785-0. Reviewed for EH.Net by Tim Leunig, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics. We all teach topics that are outside the narrow confines of our own […]

Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution

Published by EH.NET (January 2011) Jane Humphries, Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution.? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.? xiii + 439 pp. $99 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-521-84756-8. Reviewed for EH.Net by Carolyn Tuttle, Department of Economics and Business, Lake Forest College. Jane Humphries of All Souls College at Oxford University masterfully provides a […]

Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution

Published by EH.NET (January 2011) Jane Humphries, _Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution_. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xiii + 439 pp. $99 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-521-84756-8. Reviewed for EH.Net by Carolyn Tuttle, Department of Economics and Business, Lake Forest College. Jane Humphries of All Souls College at Oxford University masterfully provides a […]

Gender, Work and Wages in Industrial Revolution Britain

Published by EH.NET (December 2008) Joyce Burnette, Gender, Work and Wages in Industrial Revolution Britain. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xii + 377 pp. $99 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-521-88063-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Timothy J. Hatton, Department of Economics, Australian National University. Joyce Burnette?s book provides a highly revisionist view of the position of women […]

Estates, Enterprise and Investment at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution: Estate Management and Accounting in the North-East of England, c.1700-1780

Published by EH.NET (April 2008) David Oldroyd, Estates, Enterprise and Investment at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution: Estate Management and Accounting in the North-East of England, c.1700-1780. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007. xii + 217 pp. $100 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-7546-3455-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by James Jaffe, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Michael Flinn, the […]

The Industrial Revolution: Milestones in Business History

Published by EH.NET (January 2008) Jeff Horn, The Industrial Revolution: Milestones in Business History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007. xxii + 167 pp. $50 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-313-33853-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Joyce Burnette, Department of Economics, Wabash College. Though not printed on glossy paper, The Industrial Revolution by Jeff Horn (Manhattan College) is clearly a […]

Making Scientific Instruments in the Industrial Revolution

Published by EH.NET (December 2007) A. D. Morrison-Low, Making Scientific Instruments in the Industrial Revolution. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007. xvi + 408 pp. $100 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-7546-5758-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Christine MacLeod, Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol. In this erudite yet engaging monograph, Alison Morrison-Low, Principal Curator in the Science Section, National […]

Insuring the Industrial Revolution: Fire Insurance in Great Britain, 1700-1850

Published by EH.NET (February 2006) Robin Pearson, Insuring the Industrial Revolution: Fire Insurance in Great Britain, 1700-1850. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2004. xiii + 434 pp. $100 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-7546-3363-2. Reviewed by Mark Tebeau, Department of History, Cleveland State University. Despite its rather obvious importance to modern economic development, the history of fire and property insurance […]

Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution

Published by EH.NET (June 2004) Robert C. Allen, Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. xviii + 302 pp. $45 (cloth), ISBN: 0-691-00696-2. Reviewed for EH.NET by R. W. Davies, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham. Robert Allen, Professor of Economic History at […]