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The Quest for the Industrial Revolution: British Academy Lecture

E. A. Wrigley

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

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 ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains sixteen chapters which contain the text of lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2008–10. From romantic love in sub-Saharan Africa to the British industrial revolution, ... More


The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective: Keynes Lecture In Economics

Robert C. Allen

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain given at the British Academy's 2009 Keynes Lecture in Economics. This text suggests that the Industrial ... More


Letters and Literacy: Farmers and Workers in Northern England

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents case studies of farmers and workers in Derbyshire, Yorkshire, and Cumbria which show how villages without schools could produce competent letter writers. The case studies are ... More


Community

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the Faulknerian universe, there is no problem with community in nature. Difficulties develop as man moves out of nature, as he seeks to dominate and destroy the natural order. In Yoknapatawpha, it ... More


Moralists: J. L. and Barbara Hammond, R. H. Tawney, Richard Hoggart, R. M. Titmuss

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Britain has had a strong tradition of ethical social criticism. This chapter examines the work of four twentieth-century examples: the Hammonds’ radical histories of the Industrial Revolution and its ... More


Machines, Materials, and Money

Simon Eliot

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume II: 1780 to 1896

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199543151
eISBN:
9780191772337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543151.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

The Press and the way it worked was transformed by the industrial revolution: in particular the introduction of the penny post and later the book post, the coming of the railway to Oxford in 1844, ... More


The Evolution of a Printer and Publisher

Simon Eliot

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume II: 1780 to 1896

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199543151
eISBN:
9780191772337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543151.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

The evolution of the Press to printer and publisher occurred in three phases. The first (1780s–1850s) saw the creation of the Bible Partnership, which required the Delegates to be more business-like, ... More


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