First Industrial Revolution Research Paper by The Research Group

First Industrial Revolution
History in Gr. Britain (1760-1850). Impact on professionalization of science & education & on Western Europe.
# 10306 | 4,275 words | 12 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 11, 2003 in Economics (Macro) , History (British) , History (European)

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"The First Industrial Revolution (1760-1850) had an immense impact on the institutionalization and professionalization of science in the leading nations of Western Europe. This Revolution was limited to Great Britain which, in addition to possessing the optimum combination of resources and circumstances, was a unified national entity--unlike the German states--and did not suffer the upheavals of revolution or the expenditure of its resources on wars of conquest--as happened in France. Because of these and other circumstances Britain, France, and Germany took very different approaches to the creation of scientific institutions, including colleges and universities, and the development of scientific professions. In Britain, in the most general terms, the laissez-faire attitude that lent itself to the flourishing of industry also predominated.."

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