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1779 - World's first cast iron bridge built over River Severn at Coalbrookdale, in rural East Shropshire, UK (coal deposits near surface; annual production from Broseley and Benthall had been around 100,000 tons per year in 1635, mainly for export, local clay industries, lead); far reaching impact: on local society, economy, bridge design, use of cast iron in building.

1884 - Arnold Toynbee, English historian and social reformer, published "Lectures on The Industrial Revolution in England" (based on lectures titled "On the Economic History of England, 1760-1840" delivered to undergraduate students at Oxford University between October 1881-May 1882); coined term "industrial revolution" (in which capitalist competition replaced guilds and regulation).


Robert C. Allen (2003). Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 302 p.). Professor of Economic History (Oxford University), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Industrialization --Soviet Union; Soviet Union --Economic policy; Soviet Union --Economic conditions. USSR one of most successful developing economies of 20th century; late 19th century - Russian economy began to develop; 1928-1970s - rapid growth; 1930s - building of heavy industry accelerated growth, raised living standards; sudden drop in fertility due to education of women, their employment outside home facilitated growth; achievements of Soviet planning emphasized; Stalin's worst excesses did little to spur growth; economic development stagnated after 1970, vital resources diverted to military, Soviet leadership pursued wasteful investments.

--- (2009). The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 352 p.). Professor of Economic History (Oxford University), Fellow (Nuffield College). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Industrial revolution--Great Britain--History--Sources. Why Industrial Revolution occurred in 18th-century Britain, not elsewhere in Europe or Asia - successful response to global economy of 17th, 18th centuries; ways in which Britain was different from other countries in Europe, Asia; importance of globalisation in explaining divergence of East and West.

T. S. Ashton; with a new preface and bibliography by Pat Hudson (1997). The industrial Revolution, 1760-1830. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 139 p. [orig. pub. 1948]). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Great Britain--Economic conditions--1760-1860.

Maxine Berg (1994). The Age of Manufactures, 1700-1820: Industry, Innovation and Work in Britain. (New York, NY: Routledge, 304 p. [2nd ed.]). Manufacturing industries--Great Britain--History--18th century.

Ed. Lenard R. Berlanstein (1992). The Industrial Revolution and Work in Nineteenth-Century Europe. (New York, NY: Routledge. 176 p.). Industries -- Europe -- History -- 19th century; Europe -- Economic conditions -- 19th century; Working class -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.century.  

Asa Briggs (2000). The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867. (New York, NY: Longmans, Green & Company, 550 p.). Great Britain--History--George III, 1760-1820; Great Britain--History--19th century; England--Civilization--19th century.

Joyce Burnette (2008). Gender, Work and Wages in Industrial Revolution Britain. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 384 p.). Daniel F. Evans Associate Professor of Economics (Wabash College, Indiana). Women employees--Great Britain--History--19th century; Sex discrimination against women--Great Britain--History--19th century; Industrial revolution--Great Britain. Role of women in labor market of Industrial Revolution Britain; gender differences in occupations, wages largely driven by market forces; resulted from actual differences in productivity.

Valerio Castronovo (1978). La Rivoluzione Industriale. (Firenze, IT: Sansoni, 152 p.). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Industrial revolution--Great Britain--History--Sources.

Gregory Clark (2007). A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 420 p.). Professor of Economics (University of California, Davis). Economic history. Culture, not exploitation, geography, or resources, explains wealth, poverty of nations and Industrial Revolution in England in 1800; stable political, legal, economic institutions led to deep cultural changes, encouraged people to abandon hunter-gatherer instincts (violence, impatience, economy of effort), to adopt economic habits (hard work, rationality, education). 

James C. Cobb (1982). The Selling of the South: The Southern Crusade for Industrial Development, 1936-1980. (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 293 p.). Department of History (University of Georgia). Industrial promotion--Southern States; Southern States--Economic conditions--1918-.

--- (1984). Industrialization and Southern Society, 1877-1984. (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 185 p.). Department of History (University of Georgia). Industrialization--Southern States--History; Industrial promotion--Southern States--History.

D. C. Coleman (1992). Myth, History, and the Industrial Revolution. (London, UK: Hambledon Press, 225 p.). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Businesspeople--Great Britain--History; Great Britain--Economic conditions--1760-1860; Great Britain--Historiography.

N. F. R. Crafts (1985). British Economic Growth During the Industrial Revolution. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 193 p.). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Great Britain--Economic conditions--1760-1860. British economic growth was relatively slow during much of so-called industrial "revolution"; how new growth estimates hold vital implications for  understanding of productivity, living standards, structural change, international trade in 18th- and 19th-century Britain.

Alan Dawley; with a New Preface (2000). Class and Community: The Industrial Revolution in Lynn. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 301 p. [orig. pub. 1975]). Professor History (The College of New Jersey). Shoemakers--Massachusetts--Lynn; Social classes--Massachusetts--Lynn; Shoe industry--Massachusetts--Lynn.

Phyllis Deane (1979). The First Industrial Revolution. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 318 p. [2nd ed.]). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Great Britain--Economic conditions--1760-1860.

Jan De Vries (2008). The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy, 1650 to the Present. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 327 p.). Professor of History and Economics (University of California at Berkeley). Consumption (Economics) --History; Consumers --History. Context in which economic acceleration associated with Industrial Revolution took shape; how activation, evolution of consumer demand shaped course of economic development, situated consumer behavior in context of household economy; changing consumption goals of households from 17th century to present; how household decisions have mediated between macro-level economic growth, actual human betterment. 

Eds. Susanna Delfino, Michele Gillespie (2005). Global Perspectives on Industrial Transformation in the American South. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 240 p.). Associate Professor of History and Institutions of the Americas (University of Genoa, Italy); Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives and Kahle Associate Professor of History (Wake Forest University). Industrialization --Southern States; Industrialization; Comparative economics. Economic evolution of American South from late colonial period to World War I, beyond; South in respect to long-held assumptions about industrialization, productivity; comparisons to larger Atlantic and world economy.

Thomas Dublin (1994). Transforming Women's Work: New England Lives in the Industrial Revolution. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 324 p.). Women --Employment --New England --History; Wages --Women --New England --History; Industrial revolution --New England; New England --Economic conditions.

S. R. Epstein (2000). Freedom and Growth: Markets and States in Pre-Modern Europe, 1300-1750. (New York, NY: Routledge, 223 p.). Professor of Economic History (London School of Economics). Liberty--History; State, The--History; Europe--Economic conditions; Europe--Politics and government. Pre-Industrial Revolution. Economics of growth must incorporate  political economy of growth; insights on political conditions for pre-industrial economic growth, nature and historical evolution of an efficient and modern state (explicit anti-Ricardian view).

Ed. S.R. Epstein, Maarten Prak (2008). Guilds, Innovation, and the European Economy, 1400-1800. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 352 p.). Professor of Economic History, Head of the Economic History Department (London School of Economics). Guilds --Europe --History; Industrialization --Europe --History; Europe --Commerce --History. Re-examination of role of guilds in early modern European economy; manifold ways in which guilds in variety of industries in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Britain helped to create institutional environment conducive to technological, marketing innovations.

Eric J. Evans (1983). The Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870. (New York, NY: Longman, 457 p.). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Great Britain--Economic conditions--1760-1860; Great Britain--Economic conditions--19th century; Great Britain--Politics and government--1760-1820; Great Britain--Politics and government--19th century.

Paul G. Faler (1981). Mechanics and Manufacturers in the Early Industrial Revolution: Lynn, Massachusetts, 1780-1860. (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 267 p.). Shoemakers--Massachusetts--Lynn--History; Footwear industry--Massachusetts--Lynn--History; Working class--Massachusetts--Lynn--History; Lynn (Mass.)--Social conditions.

Eds. Michael Brewster Folsom and Steven D. Lubar (1982). The Philosophy of Manufactures: Early Debates Over Industrialization in the United States. (Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 462 p.). Executive Director of the Charles River Museum of Industry; Historian, Department of History of Science and Technology, National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution). Industrialization --United States --History --Sources. Primary texts in American debate over industrialization between Revolution and Civil; intellectual and ideological forces behind promotion of manufactures, skepticism and resistance which industrial capitalist aroused in democratic and agrarian new nation; heated debate over industrialization of United States.

Celina Fox (2010). The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment. (New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 576 p.). Former Keeper of Art at the Museum of London. Art and technology --Europe --History --18th century. Intellectual origins of industrialization, social ides which led to design innovation; mechanics, artisans used four principal means to describe, rationalize their work: drawing, model-making, societies, publications - basis for experimentation and invention, for explanation and classification, for validation and authorization, for promotion and celebration; brought them into public domain, achieved progress as true part of Enlightenment.

Laura L. Frader (2005). The Industrial Revolution: A History in Documents. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Industrial revolution--Sources; Industrialization--History.

Ed. John Garner (1992). The Company Town: Architecture and Society in the Early Industrial Age. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 256 p.). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Company town architecture --History --19th century. Relation of industry to planning; built by industrialists whose early businesses contributed to escalation of Industrial Revolution; architectural, social history, urban experiences of early industrial age.

Pierre Gervais (2004). Les Origines de la Revolution Industrielle aux Etats-Unis: Entre Economie Marchande et Capitalisme Industriel, 1800-1850. (Paris, FR: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 347 p.). Industrial revolution--United States--History--19th century; Industrialization--United States--History--19th century; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865.

Jordan Goodman and Katrina Honeyman (1988). Gainful Pursuits: The Making of Industrial Europe, 1600-1914. (London, UK: E. Arnold, 262 p.). Industrialization --Europe --History; Europe --Economic conditions.

Robert Gray (1996). The Factory Question and Industrial England, 1830-1860. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 253 p.). Factory system --Great Britain --History --19th century; Industrialization --Great Britain --History --19th century. Regional, cultural, textual analysis of industrial Britain in nineteenth century; different perceptions of 'factory system' either as threat or promise, contested meanings of waged work in industry; patterns of conflict over factory legislation to features of specific industrial towns.

Mrs. Constance (McLaughlin) Green (1939). Holyoke, Massachusetts; A Case History of the Industrial Revolution in America. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 425 p.). Industries--Massachusetts--Holyoke; Holyoke (Mass.)--History.

Emma Griffin (2010). A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 196 p.). Lecturer in British History (University of East Anglia). Industrial revolution -- Great Britain; Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century; Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 19th century. Why Industrial Revolution remains pivotal event in world history (moment at which small country freed majority of people from subsistence living); what Industrial Revolution was, when exactly it occurred, why it happened in Britain first.

Andre Guillerme (2007). La Naissance de L'industrie Paris: Entre Sueurs et Vapeurs, 1780-1830. (Seyssel, France : Champ Vallon: Champ Vallon, 432 p.). Industrialization -- France -- Paris -- History; Industries -- France -- Paris -- History; Paris Industrial History 18th-19th Century.

O. W. Henderson (1972). Britain and Industrial Europe, 1750-1870: Studies in British Influence on the Industrial Revolution in Western Europe. (Leicester, UK: Leicester University Press, 267 p. [3rd ed.]). Industrial revolution--Europe; Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Great Britain--Foreign economic relations--Europe.

Eds. Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom (2005-2007). The Industrial Revolution in America. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 9 vols.). Industrial revolution -- United States; Industries -- United States -- History; industrialization -- United States -- History. Incomplete contents : v. 1. Iron and steel -- v. 2. Railroads -- v. 3. Steam shipping -- [4] Textiles -- [5] Mining and petroleum -- [6] Automobiles -- [7] Communications -- [8] Agriculture and meatpacking -- [9] Overview/comparison.

--- (2006).The Industrial Revolution in America: Automobiles, Mining and Petroleum, Textiles. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Industrial revolution--United States; Industries--United States--History; Industrialization--United States--History. Industry that started United States down road toward economic revolution (textiles), industry that represented revolution's ultimate destination (automobiles), industry that fueled journey by turning nation's natural resources into sources of wealth and power.  

Brooke Hindle and Steven Lubar (1986). Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860. (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 309 p.). Historian emeritus at National Museum of History and Technology (Smithsonian Institution); Specialist in Division of Engineering and Industry (Smithsonian Institution). Industrial revolution--United States; Technological innovations--Economic aspects--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865. Importance of technological transfer (based on Smithsonian Institution exhibit); effects of geographical dimension, natural resources, business practices, the role of women, ethnic diversity, and education; pictorial history of the Industrial Revolution in America; major developments in American technology, business, economics, and labor; migration of technology, technologists from Europe to America, where skilled craftsmen enabled industrialism to flourish (in combination with the richness of natural resources and the energy and innovations released by the young nation's political freedoms).

E. J. Hobsbawn; revised and updated with Chris Wrigley (1999). Industry and Empire: From 1750 to the Present Day. (New York, NY: New Press, 411 p.). Industrial revolution--Great Britain--History; Industries--Great Britain--History; Great Britain--Economic conditions.

Katrina Honeyman (1983). Origins of Enterprise: Business Leadership in the Industrial Revolution. (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 204 p.). Businesspeople--Great Britain--History; Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Entrepreneurship--History; Social mobility--Great Britain--History.

Jeff Horn (2006). The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 383 p.). Associate Professor (Manhattan College). Industrialization--France--History--18th century; Industrialization--France--History--19th century; Industrialization--England--History--18th century; Industrialization--England--History--19th century. French industrialization was not failed imitation of laissez-faire British model but product of distinctive industrial policy that led, over long term, to prosperity comparable to Britain's.

--- (2007). The Industrial Revolution: Milestones in Business History. (Westport, CT,: Greenwood Press, 167 p.). Associate Professor of History (Manhattan College). Industrial revolution--Great Britain--History; Industrialization--Great Britain--History; Industrial revolution--Europe; Great Britain--Economic conditions--History; Europe--Economic conditions--History. How Industrial Revolution played out in Europe, United States, rest of the world; role of government in promoting, regulating commerce; important distinctions between original Industrial Revolution (1760-1850), second Industrial Revolution (approximately 1850 to the early 20th century).

Eds. Jeff Horn, Leonard N. Rosenband, and Merritt Roe Smith. Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 356 p.). Professor of History (Manhattan College); Professor of History (Utah State University); Cutten Professor of the History of Technology (MIT). Industrial revolution; Industrialization; Economic history; Technological innovations -- History. National patterns of industrialization, reciprocal exchanges, furtive borrowing among countries; lengthy, creative period in history of industrialization, 1750 to 1914; reassessment of England's industrial primacy; significant industrial developments in countries (Britain, Enlightenment, America, Russia, Japan, Brazil).

Pat Hudson (1992). The Industrial Revolution. (New York, NY: E. Arnold, 244 p.). Professor of Economics and Social History (University of Liverpool). Industrial revolution--Great Britain--Historiography; Industrial policy--Great Britain--Historiography.; Great Britain--Economic conditions--Historiography; Great Britain--Social conditions--Historiography.

David J. Jeremy (1981). Transatlantic Industrial Revolution: The Diffusion of Textile Technologies between Britain and America, 1790-1830s. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 384 p.). Professor of Business History in the Faculty of Management and Business (Manchester Metropolitan University). Textile industry --Technological innovations --United States --History; Textile industry --Technological innovations --Great Britain --History; Diffusion of innovations --United States --History; Diffusion of innovations --Great Britain --History; Technology transfer --History. Early 19th century successful transatlantic transfer (diffusion) of four specific mechanized textile manufacturing technologies from Britain (fermented Industrial Revolution, world's most advanced country) to post-colonial United States (isolated agrarian-mercantile society); cotton spinning, powerloom weaving, calico printing, woollen manufacturing flowed in spite of institutional and technical barriers (industrial secretiveness, English patent search system, paucity of technical publications, prohibitory laws, artisan resistance to technica change, variations in local technical traditions, changes in pace, direction of invention).

Ed. and with an Introduction by Gary J. Kornblith (1998). The Industrial Revolution in America. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 206 p.). Industrial revolution--United States--History; Industrialization--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions; United States--Social conditions.

David S. Landes (1969). The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present. (London, UK: Cambridge University Press, 566 p.). Industries--Europe--History; Europe--Economic conditions. 

Walter Licht (1995). Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 219 p.). Industrialization--United States--History--19th century; Capitalism--United States--History--19th century; Industrial policy--United States--History--19th century; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865--Regional disparities; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918--Regional disparities.

Christine MacLeod (1988). Inventing the Industrial Revolution: The English Patent System, 1660-1800. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 302 p.). Patents--Great Britain--History--17th century; Patents--Great Britain--History--18th century. Development of English patent system, its relationship with technical change; evolved from instrument of royal patronage into one of commercial competition among inventors and manufacturers of Industrial Revolution.

--- (2008). Heroes of Invention: Technology, Liberalism and British Identity, 1750-1914. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 480 p.). Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the School of Humanities (University of Bristol). Industrial revolution -- Britain; inventions; Technological innovations--Economic aspects--Britain--History. Why inventors rose to heroic stature, popular acclaim in Victorian Britain (numerous monuments, biographies, honors); legacy for present-day ideas about invention, inventors, history of industrial revolution remains highly influential.

Paul Mantoux; foreword (1983) by John Kenneth Galbraith; foreword(1961) by T.S. Ashton (1983). The Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century: An Outline of the Beginnings of the Modern Factory System in England. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 528 p. [orig. pub. 1928]). Industrial revolution--England; England--Economic conditions--18th century.

Robert Martello (2010). Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 421 p.). Associate Professor of the History of Science and Technology (Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering). Silversmiths -- United States -- History; Metal-work -- United States -- History; Revere, Paul, 1735-1818; Industrial revolution -- United States; Industries -- United States -- History. Revere's pivotal role in American Revolution, rise of industrial America; transformational entrepreneur, instrumental in industrial revolution, helped nation develop from craft to industrial economy; shifted from artisan silversmithing toward larger, more involved manufacturing ventures (ironworking, bronze casting, copper sheet rolling); career successes and failures, social networks, business practices, groundbreaking metallurgical technologies he developed, employed; Revere's commercial ventures epitomized proto-industrialization, transitional state between craft work, mass manufacture that characterizes broader, fast-changing landscape of American economy.

Ed. Joel Mokyr (1993). The British Industrial Revolution: An Economic Perspective. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 362 p.). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Great Britain--Economic conditions--1760-1860. Notes: A collection of 4 new or updated essays and the editor’s introduction, a survey and evaluation of contemporary research.

A. D. Morrison-Low (2007). Making Scientific Instruments in the Industrial Revolution. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 408 p.). Curator of the History of Science at National Museums of Scotland.  Scientific apparatus and instruments industry--England--History. Structure, profitability, economic significance of 18th, early 19th- century British instrument-making trade.

Jon Nichol (1981). Developing Britain 1740-1900: The Agrarian, Transport and Industrial Revolutions. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 64 p.). Great Britain -- Industries; Great Britain Industrial development 1740-1900.

David Oldroyd (2007). Estates, Enterprise and Investment at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution: Estate Management and Accounting in the North-East of England, c.1700-1780. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 217 p.). Administration of estates--England, North East--History--18th century; Industries--England, North East--History--18th century; Saving and investment--England, North East--History--18th century; England, North East--Economic conditions. Role of accountants during the industrial revolution; accounting was essential, extremely adaptable tool promoting economic efficiency;  extraordinary sensitivity to unit costs; accounting methods used to plan future investments; accounting information was regularly used both as a planning tool for future investments and as a tool to maximize profits.

Sidney Pollard (1965). The Genesis of Modern Management; a Study of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 328 p.). Great Britain--Economic conditions; Great Britain--Industries. Early industrial accounting exhibited marked confusion between capital and revenues; suggests that early industrialists more concerned with calculating, extracting interest on their investments rather than maximizing their rate of return;  early entrepreneurs apparently lacked true profit motive possessed by modern capitalists.

--- (1981). Peaceful Conquest: The Industrialization of Europe, 1760-1970. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 451 p.). Industries -- Europe -- History.

Jonathan Prude (1983). The Coming of Industrial Order: Town and Factory Life in Rural Massachusetts, 1810-1860. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 364 p.). Industries--Massachusetts--History--19th century.

Eric Richards; Foreword by S. G. Checkland (1973). The Leviathan of Wealth: The Sutherland Fortune in the Industrial Revolution. (London, UK: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 316 p.). Sutherland family; Transportation--Great Britain--History; Great Britain--Commerce--History.

Ed. Christine Rider (2008). Encyclopedia of the Age of the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1920. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2 Vols.). Professor Emerita (St. John's University in New York). Industrial revolution--Encyclopedias; Technological innovations--Encyclopedias; Economic history--Encyclopedias. Over 150 entries on all aspects of historical transformation of industry and society; describes major people, events, inventions that defined Industrial Revolution in Britain, United States, elsewhere; 24 primary documents, Chronology, bibliography, extensive Introduction, illustrations, detailed subject index.

Eds. Christine Rider and Micheal Thompson (2000). The Industrial Revolution in Comparative Perspective. (Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing, 268 p.). Industrial revolution; Economic history. Significance of Industrial Revolution, impact of New World trade, scientific advances, new technology, financial developments on industrialization; possible impact of literacy, population policies, sense of nationhood on industrial change; results of that change.

Erik Ringmar (2007). Why Europe Was First : Social Change and Economic Growth in Europe and East Asia 1500-2050. (New York, NY: Anthem Press, 416 p.). Professor in Social and Cultural Studies (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan). Industrial productivity --Europe --History; Social change --Europe --History; Industrial productivity --East Asia --History; Social change --East Asia --History; Europe --Economic conditions; East Asia --Economic conditions. Why Europe first became modern, China struggled to catch up in 19th century; historical puzzle solved, contemporary success of East Asia explained; problems with current theories of development, modernization.

William Rosen (2010). The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention. (New York, NY: Random House, 400 p.). Former Editor and Publisher at Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and the Free Press. Steam-engines --History; Inventions --History; Industrial revolution --Great Britain --History. Men responsible for Industrial Revolution, machine that drove it—steam engine; 18th-century Britain fertile soil for inventors - people had right to own, profit from ideas; period of frantic innovation revolved particularly around promise of steam power; steam engine’s history (clumsy, sturdy machine, to driving wheels of mills and factories, to transporter for people, freight by rail and sea); insights, tenacity, ideas of inventors, scientists, philosophers transformed nation, world.

Peter N. Stearns (2007). The Industrial Revolution in World History. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 260 p. [3rd ed.]). Industrial revolution; Economic history.

Jon Stobart (2004). The First Industrial Region: North-West England, c.1700-60. (New York, NY: Manchester University Press, 259 p.). Senior Lecturer in Geography (Coventry University). Industries --England, Northern --History --18th century; England, Northern --Economic conditions. Geography of economic growth during early phases of industrialisation in England; 1) understanding of national economy only gained through closer regional analyses; 2) regional integration effected through towns crucial to national development (facilitated spatial, sectoral specialisations as key to wider economic growth).

David Sunderland (2007). Social Capital, Trust and the Industrial Revolution: 1780-1880. (New York, NY Routledge, p.). Industrial revolution --Social aspects; Social capital (Sociology); Trust. How social capital played important role in industrial, social, political changes in late 18th, 19th centuries: 1) forms of behaviour, institutions and strategies that contributed to formation of trust; 2) circumstances that could lead to its rise or fall; 3) presence of distrust; 4) relationship, links between trust and power.

Eds. Mikulas Teich and Roy Porter (1996). The Industrial Revolution in National Context : Europe and the USA. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 413 p.). Economic history--1750-1918; Industrial revolution--Europe; Industrial revolution--United States.

Eds. Peter Temin (2000). Engines of Enterprise: An Economic History of New England. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 328 p.). Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). New England -- Economic conditions. New England led United States in  transformation from agrarian to industrial economy, reinvented in complex economy of information society. Transformation of New England's products and exports from cotton textiles and machine tools to such intangible goods as education and software.

Brinley Thomas (1993). The Industrial Revolution and the Atlantic Economy: Selected Essays. (New York, NY: Routledge, 260 p.). Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Economics (University of California, Berkeley). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Energy development--Great Britain--History--18th century; Great Britain--Economic conditions--1760-1860. 

Arnold J. Toynbee (1956). The Industrial Revolution. (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 139 p. [orig. pub. 1884]). Economics--Great Britain--History; Labor and laboring classes--Great Britain.; Great Britain--Economic conditions.

Deborah Valenze (1995). The First Industrial Woman. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 251 p.). Associate Professor of History (Barnard College). Women --Employment --Great Britain --History --19th century. How rise of values of productivity,  rationality subordinated women of working class, strengthened emerging ethos of individualism (selective treatments of agriculture, spinning, cottage industries); birth of new economic order resting on social, sexual hierarchies )still part of  contemporary life).

Michael A. Vanns (2003). Witness to Change: A Record of the Industrial Revolution: The Elton Collection at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum. (Hersham, Surrey, UK: Ian Allan, 160 p.). Elton, Arthur--Art collections--Catalogs; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust--Catalogs; Industrial revolution--Great Britain--Pictorial works; Industries in art--Catalogs; Industries in literature--Catalogs; Art and technology--Great Britain--Catalogs; Industrial museums--Great Britain--Coalbrookdale--Catalogs; Art, British--18th century--Catalogs; Art, British--19th century--Catalogs.

Peer Vries (2003). Via Peking back to Manchester: Britain, the Industrial Revolution, and China. (Leiden, Netherlands: Leiden, 108 p.). Professor of Global Economic History (University of Vienna). Great Britain; Great Britain. History. 18th century; Great Britain. History. 19th century; China. History. 18th century; China. History. 19th century.

Anthony F. C. Wallace (1978). Rockdale: The Growth of an American Village in the Early Industrial Revolution. (New York, NY: Knopf, 553 p.). Cotton trade--Pennsylvania--Rockdale--History; Industrial revolution--Pennsylvania--Rockdale; Rockdale (Pa.)--Social conditions; Rockdale (Pa.)--Religious life and customs.

Gavin Weightman (2003). What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us. (London, UK: BBC, 224 p.). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Great Britain--History--19th century; Great Britain--Intellectual life--19th century.

--- (2007). The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Creation of the Modern World 1776-1914. (London, UK: Atlantic Books, 400 p.). Industrial revolution--Great Britain; Great Britain--History--19th century; Great Britain--Intellectual life--19th century. Author describes the Industrial Revolution in full from 1776-1914; takes international perspective. From ironworks of rural England to  outbreak of First World War in 1914; accounts of achievements of giants (Trevithick, Stevenson, Watt, Wedgwood, Daimler, Bessemer, Edison) with lesser-known characters who carried industrialism from one nation to another.

Mark Wyman (1979). Hard Rock Epic: Western Miners and the Industrial Revolution, 1860-1910. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 331 p.). Professor of History (Illinois State University, Normal). Miners -- West (U.S.) -- History; Labor unions -- Miners -- West (U.S.) -- History; Mines and mineral resources -- West (U.S.) -- History.



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Industrial Revolution                                                                                  Directory of online resources about the Industrial Revolution. Covers the era's developments in agriculture, steam and  electric power, and shipping, as well as the social effects of the changed economy. From the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.

Industrial Revolution; American Timeline to 1830           

The Industrial Revolution -- Economic Factors and Contexts: Selected Bibliography                                                                                                                       1.html+economist+%22Thomas+Brinley%22&hl= en&ct=clnk&cd=12&gl=us George P. Landow, Shaw Professor of English and Digital Culture, National University of Singapore.

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The Industrial Revolution and the Railway System                                  This site, created by Julia Lee and maintained by Professor Robert Schwartz of Mount Holyoke College History Department), presents a wide variety of information on the railway system of nineteenth century England and Wales.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust                                                

International icon for industrial heritage and a major player in the tourism industry; 1986- UNESCO awarded World Heritage status to Ironbridge Gorge, one of the first group of 7 UK sites; recognised the area’s unique contribution to the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, the impact of which was felt across the world. It was the achievements of pioneering industrialists including Abraham Darby, William Reynolds and John Wilkinson that led to the Ironbridge Gorge becoming by the close of the 18th century the most technologically advanced area in the world. The surviving built and natural environment with its museums, monuments and artefacts, including the world famous Iron Bridge of 1779, serve to remind us of this area’s unique contribution to the history and development of industrialised society; 2010 - won the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Chairman’s award for the 2010 most ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ by an organisation and the Joint Gold Regional Culture Award.


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