The first knowledge economy : human capital and the European economy, 1750-1850 /

Ever since the Industrial Revolution debate has raged about the sources of the new, sustained western prosperity. Margaret Jacob here argues persuasively for the critical importance of knowledge in Europe's economic transformation during the period from 1750 to 1850, first in Britain and then i...

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Main Author: Jacob, Margaret C., 1943- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: Introduction: knowledge and industrial development: the stakes; 1. A portrait of early industrial lives: the Watts and Boultons, science and entrepreneurship; 2. The knowledge economy and coal: how technological change happened; 3. Technical knowledge and making cotton king; 4. Textiles in Leeds: Mechanical science on the factory floor; 5. The puzzle of French retardation: reform and its antecedents; 6. The puzzle of French retardation: restoration and reaction; 7. Education and the inculcation of industrial knowledge: the Low Countries, 1750-1830.