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Outlines of English industrial history - W. Cunningham (1895)

Outlines of English industrial history

Outlines of English industrial history



Intended for those who wish to understand the nature of existing political conditions. The chronological table aims at giving conspectus of the subject and is presented graphically in point of time the course of industrial development as treated in this book.


This book, like the remainder of the series of which it is a part, is intended for the use of any persons who may be anxious to understand the nature of existing political conditions; but it differs from the other volumes, inasmuch as it fixes attention on English rather than on European history, and sketches, from one special point of view, the course of events over a very long period of time. It has also been thought unnecessary to give any bibliography of this wide subject, as students who desire to procure further guidance will be able to obtain it from the larger work, on the Growth of English Industry and Commerce, published by the Cambridge University Press. 

No attempt has been made to depict the condition of English industry and trade with the assistance of maps, but a chronological table has been added, based on a suggestion for which the authors are indebted to Mr Graham Wallas; it is hoped that this may serve to give a conspectus of the subject and to present in a graphic manner in point of time the course of industrial development as treated in the following pages. The book was planned before the General Editor under- took the supervision of the series, but the writers have to thank Dr. Prothero cordially for many suggestions made during the course of their work. 

Some contents of the book:

The scope of industrial history ...... i
Man and his surroundings ....... 2
Social groups and individuals ...... 3
The direction of change ........ 5
The present and the past ....... 5
IMMIGRANTS TO BRITAIN.
6. The English Conquest 8
7. The Roman missionaries ....... 9
8. The Danes and Northmen ....... 10
9. Norman soldiers and immigrants . . . . .11
10. The consolidation of the English nation .... 13
n. Influx of weavers under Edward III, Elizabeth &c. . . 13
12. Effects on industrial life . . . . . . 15
PHYSICAL CONDITIONS.
13. The relative character of natural resources . . . 17
14. Mineral wealth. Tin, lead, coal, iron . . ^ . 18
15. Suitability for tillage and forestry . . . . -19
1 6. Pasture-farming and grazing . .... .20
1 7. Fisheries and seamanship 20
1 8. Roads, rivers and canals .21


  • Author: W. Cunningham 
  • Publication date 1895
  • Company: New York, MacMillan

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