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Industrial England in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century

Nature volume 85, pages 299300 (05 January 1911) | Download Citation



WE have in the volume before us an extremely interesting sketch, expanded from an address by the author given at a meeting of the Society of Arts, of the condition of British industries in the eighteenth century. Perhaps no two periods in the history of social evolution, which followed one another closely, present greater contrast than the beginning of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Indeed, so enormous was the change involved that Sir Henry Wood considers it rather as an “industrial revolution” than a stage in a process of evolution.

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