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3: Industrial Revolution /2547

Week 5 lecture handout / figures

Week 7 lecture handout / figures

Main reading

Week 5


* Chang, Ha-Joon (2014), Economics: The User’s Guide, London: Pelican books [chapter 3]

Clingingsmith, D and Williamson, JG (2008), Deindustrialization in 18th and 19th century India: Mughal decline, climate shocks and British industrial ascent, Explorations in Economic History, Volume 45, Issue 3, July, pp 209-234

Crafts, N (2019), The Sources of British Economic Growth since the Industrial Revolution: Not the Same Old Story, Warwick Economics Research Papers, No.1216, July

Dalrymple, W (2015), The East India Company: The original corporate raiders, The Guardian, Mar 4th
[ see also  Maya Jasanoff’s (2019) review of Dalrymple’s book, The Anarchy ]

––> Listen: new Radio 4 serialisation of Dalrymple’s book

Hobsbawm, E (1985), Industry and Empire, London: Pelican books [chapter 2, 3]

Hudson, P (2006), The Limits of Wool and the Potential of Cotton in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, XIV International Economic History Congress, Helsinki, 21-25 August

van Zanden, JL et al (2014), How Was Life? Global well-being since 1820, OECD

week 5 focus: Slavery and industrialisation

The Abolition Project (2009), On the plantations

BBC Radio 4 (2019), The Abolition of Atlantic Chattel Slavery, The Battles that won our freedoms (ep 6), January 14th

* Blackburn, R (2017), Enslavement and Industrialisation, BBC History, 17th Feb

Blackburn, R (1998), The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800, Verso Books [link to scanned copy of chapter 1]

Inikori, J (2002), Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [link to full text of chapter 1]

Malik, K (2018), Let’s put an end to the delusion that Britain abolished slavery, The Guardian, Feb 11th

* Olusoga, D (2015), The history of British slave ownership has been buried: now its scale can be revealed, The Observer, July 12th – see Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership at UCL; BBC (2018) Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners – not currently available on iPlayer but has some clips from the two episodes

Olusoga, D (2018), The Treasury’s tweet shows slavery is still misunderstood, The Guardian, Feb 12th

Williams, E (1944), Capitalism and slavery, Chapel Hill: Univ of North Carolina Press

Week 7

Allen, RC (2009), The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective, Cambridge: CUP [chapter 3, 4]

Burnette, J (2014), Agriculture, 1700-1800; in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP [pp89-117]

Chappell, R (ed) (2005), Focus on People and Migration, National Statistics / Palgrave MacMillan [see Jeffries, J – Chapter 1: The UK population: past, present and future]

Crafts, N (2010), The contribution of new technology to economic growth: lessons from economic history,  Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Warwick. (CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Vol. 2010)

McKie, R (2019), Why is life expectancy faltering? , The Observer, June 23rd

Shaw-Taylor, L and Wrigley, EA (2014), Occupational structure and population change; in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP [pp53-88] [also available here]

Spinney, L (2019), History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future, The Guardian, Nov 12th


Alfred, R (2009), Sept. 8, 1854: Pump shutdown stops London cholera outbreak, Wired, Sept 8th

BBC4 (2014) – The Art of the Gothic (ep2)
[not currently available on iPlayer but there are clips – watch ‘From glamour to nightmare’ to get some sense of the unease that the pace of change from industrialisation generated]

OSF Productions (2002), Industrial Revelations – S01 E02 – Pants for all, Discovery Networks Europe

National Trust (2016), Quarry Bank, National Trust

Torres, L et al (2012), The separatist map of Africa: interactive, The Guardian, Sept. 6th

Wikipedia entries for Peterloo massacreDemographic Transition, Broad Street Pump (Cholera), Eric Williams