Sailing into the Industrial Revolution

Britain, History, Industrial Revolution, Uncategorized

Economists have long seen the Industrial Revolution as a transformation of belching coal stacks and fiery furnaces. That’s not wrong, but it misses the sweeping changes that occurred across the British economy, setting the stage for our modern world. Two economists from the University College Dublin wanted to see how 18th century British advancements were…

via The speed of Europe’s 18th-century sailing ships is revamping history’s view of the Industrial Revolution — Quartz

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