The Quest for the Industrial Revolution

E. A. Wrigley

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2003 | ISBN: 9780197263037
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734007 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

The Quest for the Industrial Revolution

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This lecture discusses a quest for the Industrial Revolution. It determines that the key feature of this revolution consisted less in an acceleration in growth than in the absence of any deceleration. The lecture further considers certain implications that may be termed the crafts revision and the prominence of agriculture.

Keywords: Industrial Revolution; key feature; acceleration in growth; implications; crafts revision; agriculture

Chapter.  11131 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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