Round About Industrial Britain, 1830-1860

By C.R. Fay

© 1955

Here is a description of a lively and unusual tour of industrial Britain in the period which reached its public climax in the Great Exhibition of 1851. Professor Fay sets his tour in the heart of the "stream of industrial invention" in the fields of metals, machinery, transportation, and industrial arts such as spinning, weaving, and paper-making. We travel with him through the industrial sections of Britain, observing conditions in the steel industries of Sheffield, the mines of Merthyr Tydfil, the shipyards of the Clyde, and the factories of Bradford. We see social, economic, and financial conditions in these areas, presented often through contemporary documents, and meet such significant, colourful figures as Adam Smith, Faraday, and Robert Owen.
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  • Series: Heritage
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  • Page Count: 238 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Here is a description of a lively and unusual tour of industrial Britain in the period which reached its public climax in the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Round About Industrial Britain, 1830-1860

By C.R. Fay

© 1955

Here is a description of a lively and unusual tour of industrial Britain in the period which reached its public climax in the Great Exhibition of 1851. Professor Fay sets his tour in the heart of the "stream of industrial invention" in the fields of metals, machinery, transportation, and industrial arts such as spinning, weaving, and paper-making. We travel with him through the industrial sections of Britain, observing conditions in the steel industries of Sheffield, the mines of Merthyr Tydfil, the shipyards of the Clyde, and the factories of Bradford. We see social, economic, and financial conditions in these areas, presented often through contemporary documents, and meet such significant, colourful figures as Adam Smith, Faraday, and Robert Owen.
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Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 238 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Charles Ryle Fay (1884-1961) was a Reader Emeritus in Economic History, Cambridge, and formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of many notable volumes in political history.

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