History | B300 2750 The Industrial Revolution 11:15A-12:30P TR BH304 Alter
B300 | 2750 | Alter G


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Between 1750 and 1900 Europe was transformed from an agricultural to an
industrial society.  We will look for the roots of modern economic growth in
European society and the contributions of science and technology, trade,
government, and population.  We will also consider the consequences of
industrialization for living standards, both long run improvements and short
run hardships, and the rise of European power abroad.  We will begin by
examining the economy of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.  Next, we
will look for patterns of economic development in the three largest European
powers, Britain, France and Germany.  After that, we will take a thematic
approach to the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolutions of the
nineteenth century.