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Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Industry and Empire by Eric Hobsbawm. The Industrial Revolution marks the most fundamental transformation of human life in the history of the world. It occurred, inevitably and temporarily, in the form of a capitalist economy and society, and it was also, perhaps, inevitable that it should occur in the form of a single “liberal” world economy, depending for a time on a single leading pioneer country.
That coun The Industrial Revolution marks the most fundamental transformation of human life in the history of the world. That country was Britainand as such it stands alone in history. In his book E. Hobsbawm described and accounts for Britain’s rise as the world’s first industrial power, its decline from its temporary dominance, its rather special relationship with the rest of the world, and some of the effects of all of these on the life of the people of the country.
The advantages of making an industrial revolution in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were considerable, but between the s and the end of the nineteenth the disadvantages began to emerge. Britain’s decline can be traced to the early and long-sustained start as an industrial power, which, among other things, embedded an archaic technology and business structure which became difficult to abandon, or even modify. Also, Britain became the primary agency of economic interchange between the advanced and backward nations, and this dependence of the underdeveloped world on Britain left her with a line of retreat into Empire and Free Trade.
Between the wars, the single liberal world economy, theoretically self-regulating, collapsed, and the accompanying world political system also began to collapse after the Russian revolution of Britain has adjusted to these major changes, but the big question still remains–can Britain fully adapt to the changed economic world of the second half of the twentieth century and maintain a position as a major economy?
And if not, what are the alternatives? Industry and Empire is the provocative and stimulating companion volume to Christopher Hill’s Reformation to Industrial Revolution. Paperbackpages. Published September 1st by The New Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Industry and Empireplease sign up. See 1 question about Industry and Empire…. Lists with This Book.
Oct 20, Converse rated it liked it Shelves: This is one book on my “abandoned” shelf that I will pick up again when I have the time. Hobsbawm, a British Marxist historian, views the British industrial revolution as unique, if only because there were no competing industrialized economies.
He argues though that in retrospect the British economy had some advantages for industrialization, such as a cash economy in England if not in all parts of Wales or Scotland, it would still not be obvious to a visitor in that a qualitative change in This is one book on my “abandoned” shelf that I will pick up again when I have the time. He argues though that in retrospect the British economy had some advantages for industrialization, such as a cash economy in England if not in all parts of Wales or Scotland, it would still not be obvious to a visitor in that a qualitative change in how people made a living.
He argues that the British empire was both the crucial market for the early textile industrialists and that this vast market was the instigation for industrialization. British manufactuers had a near monopoly on sales to countries outside of Europe, due to its large empire and its naval superiority.
In general, its in the discussion of the role of empire that Hobsbawm’s Marxism comes out.
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I got to page Aug 17, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this book hoping that it might serve as an anchor for a class on technological change. I cannot in good conscience advise this book for anyone. Hobsbawn offers an account of an industrial revolution that is almost absent of technology, or of change.
Rather he describes Britain’s preeminance as a result of its martime power, leveraging historical dominance in textiles to absolutely superiority in all manners of shipping and goods. Britain impparatorluk won ijparatorluk first industrial revolution of I read this book hoping that it might serve as an anchor for a imparratorluk on technological change.
Britain undoubtedly won the first industrial revolution of water-powered spinning jennies and automated looms, but fared less well in the second industrial revolution of steam-engines and railroads, losing in relatives terms to America and Germany. For a supposed Marxist, Hobsawm seems fuzzy on eroc generational shift from rural agricultural laborers to an urban and industrial proletariat, or sanaiy relationship between scientific knowledge and technological progress.
Decent charts, and a mass of words that signify little and explain less. Maybe I just don’t like economists. Sep erkc, Will rated it really liked it Shelves: Hobsbawm at, if not his rhetorical best, then at least his most convincing.
This book tracks not only the birth of the industrial revolution, but also the postnatal effects the revolution had on British economics and society over the next two hundred years. Hobsbawm argues that an aggresive governmental policy of war-for-profit that allowed the British to capture large markets and resources in the tropics was the kickstarter for the industrial revolution. However, over time the British then ref Hobsbawm at, if not his rhetorical best, then at least his most convincing.
After the great depression and two world wars, the British imparatorlum collapsed entirely and she adopted a planning-economy until The Conservative Party in that year went against their principles to radically change as opposed to conserving British society- Hobsbawm thus has little truck with British notions of conservatism, seeing them as shorthand for vested-interests. Miparatorluk inHobsbawm was optimistic that the election of Blair two years previous signaled a change in British society, a move away from neoliberalism.
As we now know, this was not the case, and the recent unrest in the country over the decision to leave the European Union means that the imapratorluk future that Hobsbawm predicted for my people may not, after all, come to pass. We did not have to compete but could evade. And our ability to evade helped to perpetuate the archaic and increasingly obsolete industrial and social structure of the pioneer age.
They were a post-revolutionary elite, the heirs of the Roundheads. Unlike some of them such as France she was prepared to subordinate all foreign policy to economic ends. Of the five great wars in the period, Britain was clearly on the defensive in only one. Feb 13, Michelle Graham rated it really liked it.
Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution
Eric Hobsbawm wrote the first edition of this book inbut then returned to revise it inadding new material on developments since the first edition and revising and supplementing some of the original material. Unfortunately, Hobsbawm’s analytical and literary powers had declined considerably in that year period, as I think had the intellectual self-assurance that his politics still gave him in the 60s. There is the additional fact that Hobsbawm was undoubtedly more at home in the Eric Hobsbawm wrote the first edition of this book inbut then returned to revise it inadding new material on developments since the first edition and revising and supplementing some of the original material.
There is the additional fact that Hobsbawm was undoubtedly more at home in the history of the 19th century than the 20th, for a host of reasons. The result is that the earlier chapters of the book covering the period up to the First World War are far better than those covering the postwar period, although the postwar chapters are still good until we get to ‘A Harsher Economic Climate’, dealing with the crisis of the 70s and the Thatcher years.
His explanation for why the industrial revolution happened in Britain first is compelling, and his explanation for the subsequent pathologies of the British economy is ultimately that, as first to industrialise, Britain did not have to go through certain processes of political and social modernisation, and economic and organisational rationalisation, which other major economies generally did in order to catch up to Britain.
Although his rejection of explanations which also emphasis the importance of aspects of Britain’s class structure is not wholly convincing. Within his account, the role of the City is key.
It is therefore a weakness of the book that, while it contains excellent chapters on agriculture, industry, social change and Britain’s position in international trade, it doesn’t contain a condensed account of the arc of the City’s role in the British economy. Instead, this account is spread across several quite separate chapters, and there is disappointingly little on the development of finance in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
It is also striking, given the book’s title, that there is not really an extended account given in any one part of the book of the full function the empire played in Britain’s economy and society, although the importance of British manufacturers being able to retreat from international competition into the ‘safe’ and ‘easy’ world of the domestic and colonial markets is constantly stressed. The chapter covering the 70s and the Thatcher years is a real disappointment when set next to the earlier chapters.
Unlike them, it fails to even describe the social forces which supported the Thatcher project, let alone explain why they turned to such an extreme political project. The and miners’ strikes, for instance, which did so much to radicalise opinion in the Tory party, are not even mentioned. The other major dispute of the s beside the miners’ strike – the Wapping dispute – is also unmentioned.
The attitude the Labour party took to Thatcherism in the s also goes entirely unmentioned, and there is no discussion of its mids embrace of key Thatcherite tenets. In general there is a gradual shift away from explanation towards mere description, where the earlier chapters of the book combine both winningly.
The earlier chapters are marked by those acerbic, confident, exact observations that make reading Hobsbawm’s best works a pleasure, but the chapter on the 70s and 80s reads like Hobsbawm has had not just the hope and life sucked out of him, but the anger and contempt too.
There are none of the earlier chapters’ sharp observations on how the changing economy generated important social changes, or the apt quotes from primary sources that give a sense of the texture of life at the time. The Church and the English universities slumbered on, cushioned by their incomes, their privileges and abuses, and their relations among the peerage, their corruption attacked with greater consistency in theory than in practice.
The lawyers, and what passed for a civil service, were unreformed and unregenerate. If you want to understand the history of the British economy, this is still an excellent book to read.
Jun 17, Adam Calhoun rated it really liked it. I had though that this book was going to be a history of the industrial revolution. It is not – it is more a political and social history of the British Empire from the industrial revolution up to almost the present day. It is partly about how each successive historical period changed the social organization of the country, it is partly about the economic effects, it is partly about the political ones.
Kind of interesting, but not what I was looking for. Still, a good primer on some of the social I had though that this book was going to be a history of the industrial revolution. Still, a good primer on some of the social effects of industrialization and its history.
Nov 14, Vikas Erraballi rated it really liked it. Good brief overview of the development of British capital. Jul 14, Eva Lucia rated it eanayi it. Furthermore, how the Industrial Revolution affects social and political matters, and the division of labor. Jun 10, Stuart Macalpine rated it really liked it. A clear and compelling account of the industrialisation of Britain and its subsequent development.
Jun 04, Nico Macdonald marked it as to-read Shelves: Owned by Francis Pugh. Apr 21, Glen rated it really liked it.