The Industrial Revolution in Britain

The Industrial Revolution in Britain

by Don Nardo




The Lucent Library of Historical Eras offers young readers insight into important periods in world history. Individual books in every multivolume set present readers with a historical perspective and comprehensive picture of the cultural, political, and social events that characterize a given era. Fully documented primary and secondary source accounts enliven the text. Bibliographies, maps and photographs, sidebars, and indexes make these useful tools for student research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420501520
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/19/2009
Series: Lucent Library of Historical Eras: Industrial Revolution Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: Why Eighteenth-Century Britain? 8

Chapter 1 The Rise of Industrial Britain 14

Chapter 2 Textiles Lead the Way 23

Chapter 3 Coal, Iron, and Steel 33

Chapter 4 The Mainspring of Industry: Steam 43

Chapter 5 Transportation and Communications 53

Chapter 6 The Impact of Industrialization 62

Chapter 7 A Host of Engineering Marvels 72

Epilogue: The Decline of British Industry 83

Notes 87

Time Line 90

For More Information 92

Index 94

Picture Credits 96

About the Author 96

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