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Atlas of Industrializing Britain, 1780-1914 by John Langton, R. J. Morris

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By John Langton, R. J. Morris

This atlas attracts jointly an important social and monetary information on England, Scotland and Wales among 1780 and 1914, and offers a transparent consultant to the commercial improvement of significant Britain throughout the sleek interval.

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In current circumstances increasing awareness and understanding of these different patterns, whether in teaching or research, can only be a benefit. Atlas of Industrializing Britain 1780–1914 1 The physical environment John Langton The physical environment of Britain is immensely varied, probably more so than that of any other area of a similar size on Earth. This variety is contained within a general contrast between highland and lowland zones, separated along a line running from the Exe to the Tees estuaries (Stamp, 1946).

In Britain as a whole agriculture accounted for 22 per cent of employment in 1851, a small share by contemporary international comparisons and present-day Third World countries, but was less than 8 per cent by 1911. By the latter date it was only in the geographically peripheral areas of Britain that agriculture comprised a substantial share of regional employment. Manufacturing, by contrast, showed little change either in locational concentration or in share of national employment, increasing its share by some 4 per cent over this period.

Nowhere was this more evident than in the southeast where the economic structure of London spread to encompass the home counties. There thus emerged two distinct and quite different types of regional economic growth and structure in the nineteenth century (Lee, 1981). The same specializations can be perceived in embryonic form in the eighteenth century. To term this process an industrial revolution tells less than half the story. 1–2). Yet at the same time agricultural output experienced unprecedented growth.

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