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w5-7: Industrial Revolution /2547

Week 5 lecture handout

Week 7 lecture handout

Main reading

Allen, RC (2009), The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective, Cambridge: CUP [chapter 3, 4]

Brynjolfsson, E and McAfee, A (2014) The second machine age, London: WW Norton and Co. [pdf of chapter 1]

Burnette, J (2014), Agriculture, 1700-1800; in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP [pp89-117]

Chang, Ha-Joon (2014), Economics: The User’s Guide, London: Pelican books [chapter 3]

Chappell, R (ed) (2005), Focus on People and Migration, National Statistics / Palgrave MacMillan [see Jeffries, J – Chapter 1: The UK population: past, present and future]

Crafts, N (2010), The contribution of new technology to economic growth: lessons from economic history,  Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Warwick. (CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Vol. 2010)

Hobsbawm, E (1985), Industry and Empire, London: Pelican books [chapter 2, 3]

Hudson, P (2006), The Limits of Wool and the Potential of Cotton in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, XIV International Economic History Congress, Helsinki, 21-25 August

Shaw-Taylor, L and Wrigley, EA (2014), Occupational structure and population change; in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP [pp53-88] [also available here]

van Zanden, JL et al (2014), How Was Life? Global well-being since 1820, OECD
[see module’s Blackboard presence for information]

Background

The Abolition Project (2009), On the plantations

BBC4 (2014) – The Art of the Gothic (ep2)
[not currently available on iPlayer but there are clips – watch ‘From glamour to nightmare’ to get some sense of the unease that the pace of change from industrialisation generated]

Clingingsmith, D and Williamson, JG (2004), India’s De-Industrialization Under British Rule: New Ideas, New Evidence, NBER Working Paper 10586, National
Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Mass. (June).

National Trust (2016), Quarry Bank, National Trust

Torres, L et al (2012), The separatist map of Africa: interactive, The Guardian, Sept. 6th

Wikipedia entries for Demographic Transition, Broad Street Pump (Cholera)