Role of Transportation in the Industrial Revolution

Addressing the question of why the Industrial Revolution occurred first in England, Rick Szostak demonstrates the crucial role played by the development of a nation-wide network of land and water transport. He rejects revisionist arguments that downplay the significance of transportation to the Industrial Revolution, underrate the amplitude and influence of the English Industrial Revolution, and deny French economic retardation.

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Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 0773508406
Pages 331 pages
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