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Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution


Sharpe, P, Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution, Journal of Social History, 49, (2) pp. 474-476. ISSN 0022-4529 (2015) [Review Single Work]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/jsh/shv035


Can we be surprised that a protracted cataclysmic event such as the British Industrial Revolution continues to inspire such interest—from the opening ceremony of the British Olympics to the central subject matter of university courses in economic history? Yet books about the Industrial Revolution only rarely reach the shelves of the bookstores of Hobart, Tasmania where I am based. Emma Griffin’s Liberty’s Dawn: A People’s History of the Industrial Revolution did that in both hardback and paperback probably because it appears to be aimed at a popular audience.

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Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:history, book review, industrial revolution
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:British History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sharpe, P (Professor Pam Sharpe)
ID Code:119409
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2017-08-01
Last Modified:2017-08-01

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