HIST 486: The Industrial Revolution (Rev. C2) Report a Broken Link


John Rule, The Labouring Classes in Early Industrial England, 1750–1850. London and New York: Longman, 1986. [eBook]

Unit 1: Interpretative Frameworks and Historiography of the Industrial Revolution

David Cannadine. “The Present and the Past in the English Industrial Revolution 1880-1980.” Past & Present 103 (May 1984): 131–172.
Emma Griffin. “The ‘Industrial Revolution’: Interpretations from 1830 to the Present.” (Digital copy courtesy of Emma Alice Griffin School of History, UEA, Norwich
Alan Macfarlane. “E. A. Wrigley and the Riddle of the World.”

Unit 3: The Social Consequences of Industrialization: A Case Study

Alan Heesom, “The Coal Mines Act of 1842, Social Reform, and Social Control.” The Historical Journal 24, no. 1 (Mar., 1981): 69–88. 
Angela V. John, “Colliery Legislation and Its Consequences: 1842 and the Women Miners of Lancashire.” Feminist Review 9, no. 1 (1981): 106–110
Jane Humphries, “Protective Legislation, the Capitalist State, and Working Class Men: The Case of the 1842 Mines Regulation Act.” Feminist Review 7 (1981): 1–33.
Jane Mark-Lawson and Anne Witz, “From ‘Family Labour’ to ‘Family Wage’? The Case of Women’s Labour in Nineteenth Century Coalmining.” Social History 13, no. 2 (1988): 151–174.

Unit 5: The Meaning of the Industrial Revolution

J. R. Ward, “The Industrial Revolution and British Imperialism, 1750–1850,” The Economic History Review, New Series 47, no. 1 (1994): 44–65.
Daniel R. Headrick, “The Tools of Imperialism: Technology and the Expansion of European Colonial Empires in the Nineteenth Century.” The Journal of Modern History 51 (1979): 231–263.