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EH2112/2612
Modern World 1
Britain and the First Industrial Revolution

Staff contact:  Prof. P. L. Cottrell (Att.806)

Commencing by discussing the concept of an ‘industrial revolution’ and assessing Britain's transformation, the course considers elements vital to the process of change.  In turn, it analyses population growth, agrarian change, transport, technology, capital supply and demand.  This approach highlights those aspects which are crucial to any examination of economic growth.  The course then assesses the social impact of economic change, reviewing work, the family, class, living standards and urbanisation.

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