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The Industrial Revolution in World History

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The industrial revolution is generally recognized as a major development in world history. Even so, the study of it is routinely handled as simply part of Western European history or as part of individual national histories. Peter N. Stearns offers a genuinely world-historical approach, looking at the international factors that touched off the industrial revolution and at ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 336 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Westview Press (first published September 13th 1993)
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Anthony Zupancic
Broad strokes history here. It's quick and easy to read. Sections get repetitive. Stearns breaks modern history into 3 waves of the industrial revolution. Many of his arguments are convincing, but this is an intro texts and lacks many references or any reference to secondary literature.
Jim Swike
A quick read and very good text book on the Industrial Revolution. Enjoy!
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Peter N. Stearns is a professor at George Mason University, where he was provost, from January 1, 2000 to July 2014.

Stearns was Chair of the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University and also served as the Dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, he founded and edited the Journal of Social History. While at Carnegie Mellon he developed a pioneering app
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