The Industrial Revolution

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CUP Archive, 1982
 

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Contents

PART a PARLIAMENTARY COLBERTISM
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controlled the administrative system The legislative method of fostering
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new power over the plantations in a jealous spirit as they were afraid
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Public Finance
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Currency and Credit
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which advanced money on more favourable terms than the goldsmiths
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ditions of Credit were imperfectly recognised Business assumed a specu
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Parliamentary Regulation of Commercial Development
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revolution first occurred through the inventions which Arkwright rendered
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duction of machinery in calico printing led to the substitution of boys
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machines for carding and scribbling and these had been generally adopted
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large earnings to those woollen weavers who found employment but
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evitable difficulties of transition were aggravated by the fluctuations of trade
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frequent temptation to overtrading while Pitt used his power of borrowing
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trade underwent little change in organisation but was exposed to difficulties
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burden was deferred and while Pitts Sinking Fund which avoided
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rampant The malpractice of the officials and the impoverished condition
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stimulated the coal trade which had been growing through the demand
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for the employment of shipping the statesmen of the day maintained their
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organised under Elizabeth and was developed by the establishment of
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occurred in the local distribution of industry can sometimes be explained
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were habitually taken to open and retain foreign markets for English cloth
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communication had often been projected for conveying corn and the
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Spirited Proprietors and Substantial Tenants
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progress of improvement and enclosure put an end to subsistence farming
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from time to time discussions which throw light on contemporary social
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The encouragement of the English landed interest reacted unfavourably
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would increase and that special encouragements were needless and costly
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LAISSEZ FAIRE
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Human Welfare
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lution which began in England entails a complete alteration of social
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incursion gave opportunities for planting new industries which Parliament
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involved the decay of cottage employment and inoreased the differentiation
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olass The improvements in production led to the adoption of a new policy
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home production of corn enclosure was pushed on in the belief that
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had been successful in both its objects for many years that of 1773
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obtain redress under the existing laws but suffered from the passing
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under the influence of John Stuart Mill became dissatisfied with the mere
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was improved by altering the conditions for the settlement of the poor
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by providing employment and granting allowances were most demoralising
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Most of the evils whioh were brought to light had attached to cottage
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handloom weavers was not treated as a subject for State interference
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Facilities for Transport
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liability and these were largely used for transoceanio shipping The trade
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the credit system was brought out by the crisis of 1825 which led
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the pressure of taxation this was reduced with the view of encouraging
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tind politioal antagonism was roused against the Corn Laws as recast
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POSTSCRIPT
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a parallel with that of the sixteenth century in the substitution of a
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it nineteenth century public opinion is concentrated on the Welfare
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other peoples to the English model as well as a high respect for human life
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