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In Industry and Empire , Hobsbawm explores the origin and dramatic course of the Industrial Revolution over two hundred and fifty years and its influence on social and political institutions. This new edition includes a fascinating summary of events of the last twenty years, and an illuminating new conclusion. He is the author of The Age of The New Press is a nonprofit public-interest book publisher. Your gift will support The New Press in continuing to leverage books for social change.
Industry and empire
A life-long Marxist , his socio-political convictions influenced the character of his work. Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria , Egypt , and spent his childhood mainly in Vienna and Berlin. Following the death of his parents and the rise to power of Adolf Hitler , Hobsbawm moved to London with his adoptive family. In , he was appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour. He was President of Birkbeck, University of London , from until he died.
This outstanding history describes and accounts for Britain's rise as the world's first industrial world power, its decline from the temporary dominance of the pioneer, its rather special relationship with the rest of the world notably the underdeveloped countries and the effects of all these on the life of the British people. Read more Read less. Previous page. Print length. Publication date.
Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution
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