Record Number : 86228 of 13452

Title : BBC : history : workshop of the world

Description :
This BBC website, "The workshop of the world", has been authored by Professor Pat Hudson of Cardiff University. It explores the domination over world trade attained by British manufactured goods over a few decades during the 19th century. The information is presented in the form of an essay, which can be printed off easily. Professor Hudson examines the commercial, financial and political power that enabled Britain to crush competition both at home and abroad. This also drove technological and production changes which in turn led to productivity growth of epic proportions. This essay provides an excellent introduction to the subject, and can be used as a basic text. Topics addressed include: the transformation of the economy; the mixed nature of industrialisation; new consumers; the Victorian boom and the Great Exhibition; and gentlemanly capitalism. There is also a list of sources for further reading. The BBC page, as usual, links to other relevant pages within the BBC website which may be useful to the reader.

URL : http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/workshop_of_the_world_01.shtml

Uncontrolled Keywords : industrialisation

Controlled Keywords : United Kingdom; Great Britain; British Isles; England; Scotland; Ireland; Wales; history (discipline); histories; historians; academia; academic; Victorian; British Broadcasting Corporation; industrial history; industrialization; industrial relations;

Language : eng;

Period : 19th Century;

Geographic Name : United Kingdom; Great Britain; British Isles

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