Read the full-text online edition of Industrial Society in England towards the End of the Eighteenth Century (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Industrial Society in England towards the End . -Industrial Society-In the second half of the 18th century the nation came to be divided into tow main classes: the owners, or wage-payers, and the workers, or wage-earners.5/5(2). See also Baines, Cotton manufacture; Witt Bowden, Industrial society in England towards the end of the eighteenth century, New York: Macmillan, ; William Daniell and Richard Ayton, A voyage round Great Britain, London: Longman, ; and R. L. Hills, Power in the Industrial Revolution, Manchester: Manchester University Press, Cited by: Review: English Society in the Eighteenth Century (Folio Society History of England #7) User Review - Jennifer Garlen - Goodreads. This is absolutely one of the best books ever written about the English 18th century. Porter has a wry sense of humor, and the details and anecdotes woven into the data make the information palatable and even fun/5(2).
Among the effects of England’s foreign wars during this period were great financial instability and monetary volatility. The precariousness of the late eighteenth-century was followed in the s and s by what is known as the Regency period. R. Inglehart, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, By industrializing, a society could dispel hunger, acquire the new technology now needed to compete militarily, and attain a much longer life expectancy than was possible in pre-industrial er, economic development actually seems conducive to human happiness . Roy Porter knows his stuff. "English Society in the 18th Century" is the latest of his books that I have bought for a research project. Not only does he provide an entertaining introduction and a clear breakdown of the direction of his book in the table of contents, he also presents a thorough index of the book for topics/5(61). Industrial Society in England towards the End of the Eighteenth Century. By WITT BOWDEN. (Macmillan. Pp. 15s.) FOR some years studen-ts of English economic history have been pushing their way back from the watershed of the Industrial Revolution in the hope of eventually meeting that other band.
A useful book to get the gist of the English eighteenth century, especially if you have an interest in the poor, trade, and society (of course). Wish it was more clearly divided into topics because the chapters are long and their titles are fairly ambiguous/5. It is a great pity that Roy Porter has not brought his obvious talents to 19th and 20th century English History. This book is a well written broad brush account of its subject. Easily absorbed and authoritative, including many references that enlighten and give meaning to all that followed in 19th century England/5(61). A new monograph series presenting the best current multidisciplinary research on the global eighteenth century. Published by Boydell and Brewer in association with the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The eighteenth century was an age in which today’s disciplinary and topographical borders had not yet been quite fixed. The volume of publications on social history in the last decade has been enormous. The Royal Historical Society's Annual Bibliography of British History contains hundreds of new items each year, so many that keeping up with the latest research is almost impossible except within limited fields. The very quantity of material is a testament to the success of what Cited by: 4.