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Empire of guns : the violent making of the Industrial Revolution / Priya Satia.

Satia, Priya, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780735221864
  • ISBN: 0735221863
  • Physical Description: xiv, 528 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-507) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one. The industrial life of guns -- The state and the gun industry, part I: 1688-1756 -- Who made guns? -- The state and the gun industry, part II: 1756-1815 -- The state, war, and industrial revolution -- Part two. The social life of guns -- Interlude: A brief lesson from African history -- Guns and money -- Guns in arms, part I: Home -- Guns in arms, part II: Abroad -- Part three. The moral life of guns -- Interlude: A brief account of the Society of Friends -- Galton's disownment -- The gun trade after 1815 -- Opposition to the gun trade after 1815.
Summary, etc.:
A reframing of the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and the emergence of industrial capitalism presents them as inextricable from the gun trade and the story of disgraced Quaker gunmaker Samuel Galton.
Subject: Firearms industry and trade > England > History > 18th century.
Galton, Samuel, 1753-1832.
Industrial revolution > England.
England > Economic conditions > 18th century.

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