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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263037

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.001.0001

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The Quest for the Industrial Revolution

The Quest for the Industrial Revolution

British Academy Lecture

(p.147) The Quest for the Industrial Revolution
Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

E. A. Wrigley

British Academy

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

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