A concise analysis of Britain's transformation from a pre-industrial economy to the 'workshop of the world', this study reflects the latest thinking on the subject and argues that the changes were far more gradual than was previously believed. The Coverng all aspects of economic change, including: agriculture, factory production, overseas trade, and internal communications, the main text is supported by a rich selection of primary source material. *Covers all aspects of economic change - including: agriculture, factory production, overseas trade, and internal communications. *Looks at the different patterns of industrialisation in England and Wales and Scotland. *Written for students with no previous detailed knowledge.
Kenneth Morgan is Professor of History at Brunel University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His books include Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century (1993) and Slavery and the British Empire (2007).