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Industrial Revolution Resources

spinning_jenny.jpg (7296 bytes)The Industrial Revolution is not that well-represented online. While the resources listed here only point to avenues of further research on the Internet, the student interested in the vast changes that the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century set in motion would do well to consult their library for further information. I have listed a bibliography for those works which have been of enormous help in my own research.

The excellent site at Spartacus Educational has an enormous range of resources -- here you will find pages on John Kay, Richard Arkwright, carding, the power loom, the flying shuttle and a general resource on the textile industry. Rochester has an etext version Thomas H. Marshall's 1925 biography of James Watt. See also an Overview of the Industrial Revolution as well as a lesson plan on the Plight of Women's Work in the Early Industrial Revolution in England and Wales. Paul Halsall has put together an excellent set of Industrial Revolution Links.


Ashton, T. S. The Industrial Revolution, 1760-1830. London, 196.
Berg, Maxine. The Age of Manufactures 1700-1820: Industry, Innovation and Work in Britain. 2nd ed. Routledge, 1994
Berlanstein, Leonard R. The Industrial Revolution and Work in 19th Century Europe. New York, 1992.
Briggs, Asa. The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867. New York, 1959.
Brinley, Thomas. The Industrial Revolution and the Atlantic Economy. London, 1993.
Cameron, Rondo. France and the Economic Development of Europe. Princeton, 1961.
Church, R. A. & Wrigley, E. A., eds. The Industrial Revolutions. 11 vols., Oxford, 1994.
Cipolla, Carlo M. The Fontana Economic History of Europe: The Industrial Revolution, 1700-1914. Fontana, 1976.
Dale, Henry. The Industrial Revolution. New York, 1992.
Deane, Phyllis. The First Industrial Revolution. Cambridge, 1979.
Evans, Eric J. The Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870. London, 1996.
Henderson, W. O. Britain and Industrial Europe, 1750-1870. London, 1972.
________. The Industrial Revolution on the Continent: Germany, France, Russia 1800-1914. London, 1961.
Hobsbawn, Eric. The Age of Capital, 1848-1875. London, 1975.
________. Industry and Empire. Penguin, 1968.
Klingender, Francis D. Art and the Industrial Revolution. Paladin, 1972.
Landes, David. The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present. Cambridge, 1969.
Mantoux, Paul. The Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century. Chicago, 1983.
Mathias, Peter. The First Industrial Nation: An Economic History of Britain, 1700-1914 2nd ed. Methuen, 1983.
Mokyr, Joel, ed. The British Industrial Revolution: An Economic Perspective. Westview, 1993.
Nicol, Jon. Developing Britain 1740-1900: The Agrarian, Transport and Industrial Revolutions. Simon & Shuster, 1992.
Stearns, Peter N. Interpreting the Industrial Revolution. Washington, 1991.
________. The Industrial Revolution in World History. Westview, 1993.
Stearns, Peter N. and John H. Hinshaw. The ABC-Clio World History Companion to the Industrial Revolution. Santa Barbara, 1996.
Teich, Mikulas & Porter, Roy. The Industrial Revolution in National Context: Europe and the USA. Cambridge, 1996.
Toynbee, Arnold. The Industrial Revolution. Beacon, 1957.

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