INDUSTRIAL ENLIGHTENMENT
Science, Technology and Culture in Birmingham and the West Midlands, 1760-1820

PETER M JONES
288pp 4 ILLUS 8 GRAPHS 2009 OUT OF PRINT H640

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£25.00

Description
An exploration of the transition through which England passed between 1760 and 1820 on the way to becoming the world’s first industrialised nation. The book draws attention to the important role played by scientific knowledge and argues that, in certain favoured regions, England underwent a process whereby useful knowledge was fused with technological ‘know how’ to produce the condition described here as Industrial Enlightenment. At the forefront of the process were the natural philosophers who entered into a close and productive relationship with technologists and entrepreneurs. Much of the evidence for this study is drawn from the archival record of the activities of Matthew Boulton (1728–1809) and his Soho Manufactory.