Industrial Revolution in the Making

Fleming, Stuart
January 1984
Archaeology;Jan/Feb84, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p66
Discusses the history of the Industrial Revolution which was rooted in the middle of the 16th-century when England ceased to be a self-contained agricultural community. Dissolution of the monasteries and colonial profits; Emergence of a new class of entrepreneur to direct the industrial expansion of the era; Reasons the tempo of production slackened by the second half of the 17th-century; Great Fire of September 1666; Introduction of coke in the production of iron; Growth of iron industry of Ironbidge Gorge.


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