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The Industrial and French Revolutions 1750–1850ad

  • Antony Alcock

Abstract

The industrial revolution has been described as one of those rare occasions in world history when the human species altered the framework of its existence, comparable to the Neolithic revolution when agriculture replaced hunting and gathering as the basic form of production, and thus instituting settled communities instead of migratory bands and increasing the number of people who could be supported around the world.1 It was a revolution in technology and the organisation of production. The revolution in technology provided power; the revolution in organisation brought about profound social changes.2

Keywords

Middle Class Industrial Revolution Short History German State French Revolution 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony Alcock
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterColeraineNorthern Ireland

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