The European Industrial Revolution

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Reference Works

Cannon, John, ed. The Oxford Companion to British History.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Reference Collection 942 C16

Cardwell, Donald. The Norton History of Technology. New York: Norton, 1994. 609 C17

Dewald, Jonathan, ed. Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. Reference Collection 940.2 Eu7 v.1-6

Loades, David, ed. Reader's Guide to British History.New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. Reference Collection 942 R22 v.1-2

Powell, John, ed. Chronology of European History, 15,000 B.C. to 1997. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997. Reference Collection 940 P87 v.1-3

Stearns, Peter N., ed. Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000. New York: Scribner, 2000. Reference Collection 306.094 En1 v.1-6


Hobsbawm, E.J. The Age of Revolution, 1789-1848. New York: New American Library, 1962. 940.27 H65

Goodman, Jordan, and Katrina Honeyman. Gainful Pursuits: The Making of Industrial Europe 1600-1914. London: Edward Arnold, 1988. 330.94 G62

Landes, David S. The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present. London: Cambridge U.P., 1969. 338.094 L23

Milward, Alan S., and S. B. Saul. The Economic Development of Continental Europe. Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield, 1973. 330.94 M64

Pollard, Sidney. Peaceful Conquest: The Industrialization of Europe, 1760-1970. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. 338.09 P76

Stearns, Peter N., and John H. Hinshaw. The ABC-CLIO World History Companion to the Industrial Revolution. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1996. Reference Collection 338.09 St4

Great Britain

Briggs, Asa. Iron Bridge to Crystal Palace: Impact and Images of the Industrial Revolution. London: Thames and Hudson, 1979. 338.0941 B76

Gregg, Pauline. Black Death to Industrial Revolution: A Social and Economic History of England. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1974. 309.142 G86

Knox, W.W. Industrial Nation: Work, Culture and Society in Scotland, 1800-Present.Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999. eBook NetLibrary

Mantoux, Paul. The Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century: An Outline of the Beginnings of the Modern Factory System in England.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983. 338.09 M31

Mokyr, Joel, ed. The Economics of the Industrial Revolution. Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman & Allanheld, 1985. 330.9 Ec7

Nardinelli, Clark. Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1990. 331.31 N16

Sale, Kirkpatrick. Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution, Lessons for the Computer Age. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1995. 942.081 Sa3

Database/Online Resources

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Project Muse Project Muse is published by John Hopkins University. Muse is a collection of over 300 full-text scholarly journals. The coverage in Muse is current. Most of the journals’ coverage is five to ten years. As with JSTOR, Project Muse focuses on the humanities, with close to 50 journals that focus on history. Muse has the ability to search by Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).

Oxford Reference Online Premium — This database lets the student search over 100 Oxford University Press reference books at the same time. European History titles include: A Dictionary of British History, The Oxford Companion to British History, and The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science.


Cotton Times: Understanding the Industrial Revolution — Doug Peacock. This site offers a comprehensive look at the rise of the textile industry in England during the Industrial Revolution. Each section provides information on every aspect of the textile industry. There is also links and bibliography page.

Industrial Revolution & The Railroad System — Mount Holyoke College. This collection focuses on the rise of the railroad in England. It shows the impact the railroad had on the Industrial Revolution and society as a whole. There is a good collection of illustrated London News articles on the rise of the railroad.

The Internet Modern History Sourcebook: The Industrial Revolution — Fordham University. This resource contains a large collection of primary and secondary sources about the Industrial Revolution. Besides resources on the technological advances, this site has section on Social/Political Effects and Literary Responses.

Revolutionary Players — New Opportunities Fund. Revolutionary Players focuses on the West Midlands of England from 1700 to 1830. The West Midlands became an important region of advancement in science, technology, and culture during the Industrial Revolution. Revolutionary Players explores the Industrial Revolution in four areas: time, place, people, and theme.

Victorian Britain — British Broadcasting Company (BBC). This resource provides in-depth coverage of the Industrial Revolution in England. The website has links to articles and interactive material.

The Victorian Web: The Industrial Revolution—University Scholars Program. This website provides a brief overview of the Industrial Revolution in England. Each section offers a collection of additional resources and a bibliography.

Photographs of the Koehler Strike and the Early Locomotive are from Brooklyn College’s Modern History Image Bank. (