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Poverty, Progress, and Population

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Poverty, Progress, and Population by E.A. Wrigley
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By the early nineteenth century England was very different economically from its continental neighbours. It was wealthier, growing more rapidly, more heavily urbanised, and far less dependent upon agriculture. A generation ago it was normal to attribute these differences to the 'industrial revolution' and to suppose that this was mainly the product of recent change, but no longer. Current estimates suggest only slow growth during the period from 1760-1840. This implies that the economy was much larger and more advanced by 1760 than had previously been supposed and suggests that growth in the preceding century or two must have been decisive in bringing about the 'divergence' of England. Sir E. A. Wrigley, the leading historian of industrial Britain, here examines the issues which arise in this connection from three viewpoints: economic growth; the transformation of the urban-rural balance; and demographic change in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Author Biography

Professor Sir E. A. Wrigley is Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge, former Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and former President of the British Academy.
Release date NZ
January 22nd, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
49 Tables, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
478
Dimensions
152x228x30
ISBN-13
9780521822787
Product ID
1772238

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