The Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870 (Paperback)


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In this hugely ambitious history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which the country was transformed into the world's first industrial power. This was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain, yet one in which transformation was achieved without political revolution. The unique combination of transition and revolution is a major theme in the book, which ranges across the embryonic empire, the Church, education, health, finance, and rural and urban life. Evans gives particular attention to the Great Reform Act of 1832. The Third Edition includes an entirely new introductory chapter, and is illustrated for the first time.

About the Author

Eric J. Evans is Professor of History at Lancaster University and the author of a number of seminal books on eighteenth and nineteenth century history.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780582472679
ISBN-10: 0582472679
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 1st, 2001
Pages: 585
Language: English