University of Hertfordshire


  • John Styles
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages51
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2017
EventPenn Economic History Forum -
Duration: 27 Oct 2017 → …


SeminarPenn Economic History Forum
Period27/10/17 → …


The paper is divided into four sections. The first reviews recent interpretations of the British Industrial Revolution in textiles. The second evaluates the evidence for economic inducements to innovation. The third examines demand for the various ‘cottons’, a key issue ignored in the leading interpretations. In conclusion, the fourth section considers the implications of demand for our understanding of technical innovation in spinning.

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