The Industrial Revolution in World History

Editor/Author Stearns, Peter N.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Westview Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-334729-5
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 20
Book Status: Available
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From noted historian Peter N. Stearns, a concise, accessible examination of the industrial revolution through the twenty-first century, investigating the cause and effect of this global phenomenon.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: Defining the Industrial Revolution
  • Technology and Work Organization
  • Issues in Interpretation
  • The Range of the Industrial Revolution
  • Chronology and Geography
  • PART ONE | The First Phase, 1760–1880: Western Primacy, Global Contexts, and Global Results
  • 1 Britain's Revolution: New Processes and Economic Transformation
  • 2 New Causes: Why Did the Industrial Revolution Happen, and Why Did It Happen in Eighteenth-Century Britain?
  • 3 The Industrial Revolution in Western Society
  • 4 The Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution
  • 5 The Industrial Revolution Outside the West
  • PART TWO | The Second Phase, 1880–1950: The New International Cast
  • 6 The Industrial Revolution Changes Stripes, 1880–1950
  • 7 The Industrial Revolution in Russia
  • 8 The Industrial Revolution in Japan
  • 9 New Developments in Western Societies: A Second Revolution?: Redefinitions of the Industrial Economy
  • 10 The Industrial Revolution in International Context
  • PART THREE | The Third Phase, 1950s–2000s: The Industrialization of the World
  • 11 The Industrial Revolution in the Past Half Century
  • 12 New Industrial Revolutions
  • 13 The Less Industrial World: Evolution and Exploitation
  • 14 Postindustrial Societies and Global Balance
  • 15 Global Industry and the Environment
  • 16 Globalization and Global Industrial Societies 1880–1950
  • 17 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Suggestions for Further Reading