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5/10/10 European Economic History The Beginnings of March 29, 2010 C. Shiue
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5/10/10 Protoindustry A definition of Protoindustry “a system of production for national and international markets in which manufacturing was carried out by artisans in their own homes or in small workshops” Protoindustrial districts were scattered across England and most of Europe in the 17-18th century
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5/10/10 Woolen industry of West Protoindustry tended to be regionally concentrated Large number of producers, economies of scale Wholesalers shipped to West Riding, and bought and sold at fairs and markets Staplers transported and stored the wool locally Different establishments then carded, spun, woven, dyed, and made into finished cloth Regional skill specialization: Skills for
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5/10/10 The Industrial Revolution The beginnings of the Industrial Revolution date to 1760-1830, when not one, but a series of technological innovations appeared, many of which would be useful for manufacturing goods, but all of which ultimately served to permanently increase the
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course ECON 4514 taught by Professor Shuie during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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