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Omission of Data in Wrigley’s “Reconsidering the Industrial Revolution”

Kumar, Manish



In “Reconsidering the Industrial Revolution: England and Wales,” Wrigley omits vital information from the section “Urban Growth and Agricultural Change.” Arguing that by 1800, English agriculture was able to provide not only food for the rising population but also raw material for the industries, he cites wool and leather as the two largest industries in terms of value added in 1801 and leaves out building and cotton entirely. Therein lies the problem.


Kumar, M. (2020). Omission of Data in Wrigley’s “Reconsidering the Industrial Revolution”. The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 51(2), 297-299.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Sep 9, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Sep 21, 2020
Journal Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Print ISSN 0022-1953
Electronic ISSN 1530-9169
Publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Issue 2
Pages 297-299