The historical importance of mercantilism in the 16th to 18th centuries in Europe as the prototype of capitalism and the key step leading to the British Industrial Revolution
can never be emphasized enough.
The foregoing barely touches on the numerous innovations and products achieved during the British Industrial Revolution
. But even in this brief survey of the era we can see an important truth about it: The growth and development of each industry redounded on other industries, which redounded on still more, and so on.
Jeremy Deller, "From One Revolution to Another" (Palais tie Tokyo, Paris) This ambitious exhibition sought to map modes of representation and cultural production employed from the onset of the British Industrial Revolution
to the recent digital revolution.
The British Industrial Revolution
was largely fuelled by coal from the North-East and paved the way for the technological advances in transport, mass production and communications that permeate all aspects of life now.
There was one during the British Industrial Revolution
, another during America's huge period of growth, and a third when the Japanese economy took off.
The Richmond MP spoke at Northallerton library, giving details of his work on the life and times of the man who was British Prime Minister at the time of the British industrial revolution
and the uprisings of the French Revolution.
After describing these two kinds of knowledge, Mokyr sets about to explain why the British Industrial Revolution
happened when it did.
Celebrity advocate Glenys Kinnock said: ``Where else in Britain, where else in the world indeed could you go and actually see Bronze Age workings, see where the foundations of the British Industrial Revolution
In the nineteenth century the French, basing their work on British Industrial Revolution
prototypes, developed a new form of construction that combined masonry (usually brick) with iron and steel.
In the English case, for example, Klieson and Wheelock cite evidence that "at the height of the British Industrial Revolution
(1760-1830) output per capita grew less than 0.5 percent per year on average, about the same rate as during 1700-60." It was, they report, during the next 4 decades--1830-70--that per capita productivity growth quadrupled.
The small section on the British Industrial Revolution
seems to have evaded every important book written on the subject in the past two decades.
When I was an undergraduate, the dust still hadn't settled on the great debates of the 1950s, over the standard of living of the workers during the British Industrial Revolution
, and over the role of the gentry in the origins of the English Civil War.
It is therefore tempting to look at the events of our own time as analogous to those of the British Industrial Revolution
since it adds legitimization to the research we were already doing anyway.
Green appears to echo the claim of Eric Hobsbawm (Industry and Empire [London: Penguin, 1968], 13) that the British Industrial Revolution
was the most fundamental transformation in recorded world history.
Cottrell relies on Paul Bairoch's (1976) estimates of GNP per capita, overlooking Knick Harley's more recent contributions (focusing on Britain, but still comparative) to improve these estimates ("British Industrialization before 1841: Evidence of Slower Growth during the Industrial Revolution," Journal of Economic History , and "Reassessing the Industrial Revolution: A Macro View," in Joel Mokyr, ed., The British Industrial Revolution