The Transition from Manufacture to Machinofacture 1780–1850

  • Michael Dunford
  • Diane Perrons
Part of the Critical Human Geography book series


In the transition from manufacture to machinofacture, major disparities emerged between a small number of rapidly growing industrial areas and rural areas which were slowly deindustrialised and in the end were largely reduced to a sphere of agricultural activity. The most pronounced division was between the central-core area of England stretching from London to the North West and peripheral areas in Britain and Ireland.


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  • Diane Perrons

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