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Is the Revisionist View of the Industrial Revolution up for Revision?

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Yesterday’s revision is today’s accepted wisdom and so the revisionist view of the English Industrial Revolution has, over the past decades, become fairly established. The 1760-1830 period is no longer seen as one of fast and widespread economic change, but as one in which growth and technological innovation was limited to certain, rather small section of the national economy. Overall productivity and economic growth was slow. New research on Britain’s historical occupational structure by the Cambridge Group is questioning this perceived wisdom.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series - Wednesdays of Full Term series.

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