Myth, History, and the Industrial Revolution

Myth, History, and the Industrial Revolution

eBook - 1992
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Tourists are today urged to visit the 'birthplace of the Industrial Revolution', packaged as part of 'a glorious heritage'. Half a century and more ago the picture was very different. Then the Industrial Revolution was commonly treated as having been a social catastrophe which had brought 'a new barbarism' to the country. Donald Coleman traces the history of the term 'Industrial Revolution' and the uses to which it has been put. Originating in European radical Romanticism, popularised in English by Arnold Toynbee in the 1 880s, it has achieved, with its meaning transformed, the status of poten.
Publisher: London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, 1992
ISBN: 9780826434180
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 225 pages) : illustrations


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