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The Industrial Revolution (Shire Living Histories) [Paperback]

Jonathan Downs
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10 Jun 2010 Shire Living Histories
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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications (10 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747807817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747807810
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 14.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Editor, journalist and history writer, Jonathan Downs is author of 'Life in the Industrial Revolution 1770-1809' (Shire 2010), 'Discovery at Rosetta' (Constable 2008) - the first full account of the British acquisition of the Rosetta Stone in 1801 - and co-author of 'Sea-Soldier: The Letters and Journals of Maj T. M. Wybourn, RM, 1797-1813' (Parapress, 2000). He edits 'Classic Arms', a specialist collectors' and military history journal, and has written a number of articles in the press and periodicals including 'History Today'. He is actively trying to encourage diplomatic talks between Britain, France and Egypt concerning the repatriation of the Rosetta Stone to its native land. He will be addressing the Egyptian Society of South Africa on 22 June 2010, regarding the detailed history and current legal status of the Rosetta Stone, and discussing the chances of its return to Egypt.

For further information see www.jdownsrosetta.wordpress.com.

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"This is a short but sweet account of the social history of the industrial revolution.It explains how the rapid advance in technology of the late 18th and early 19th centuries shaped Britain's cities and the countryside and how it caused dramatic changes in people's lives. It is a well-written and accessible introduction for those with little or no previous knowledge. The book also has many illustrations and a useful list of places to visit at the back." --Sue Wingrove, "BBC History"

About the Author

Jonathan Downs is a history writer and journalist, the author of "Discovery at Rosetta," a revised narrative history of Bonaparte in Egypt and the British acquisition of the Rosetta Stone in 1801. Author of several history articles for different magazines he has also spoken out about the international controversy concerning the rights of native lands to reclaim their cultural property from western museums. He has edited and written commentary for a number of history titles, such as S"ea-Soldier: The Letters and Diaries of Major T. Marmaduke Wybourn RM 1797-1813." He is currently the editor of a specialist collectors' magazine. An ex-patriate Briton raised in Canada, he now lives in Cape Town in South Africa.

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In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the fabric of the countryside changed profoundly. As the Enclosure Acts swallowed up communal land and smallholdings were bought up by land-hungry squires, farm labourers were forced to seek elsewhere. And so began the migration of the rural poor from the country to become the new working class of the burgeoning urban centres, to dig the coal, stoke the furnaces and operate the looms that powered Britain to the forefront of the new industrial age. An epoch-making period in British history is succintly surveyed in this well-illustrated account.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Social History 2 Jun 2013
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This book is good for exploring the social impact of the Industrial Revolution a little further. Beautifully set out with great pictures. Would suit Senior School students more than primary ones.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not about the industrial revolution 10 Aug 2013
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Note: Despite the cover, this book is not about the industrial revolution but rather about British life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Chapters include Family Life, Food and Drink, Shopping and Style etc.
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