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Unformatted text preview: zation. In 1830 there was the “Swing Riots” led by Captain Swing. But these movements had little impact on industrialization and the luddites were killed or shipped o¤ to the penal colony in Australia. . . Other …rst-order examples? Parisian silk button makers? James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis: L September 28, 2009 17 / 25 Political Losers Gerschenkron “Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective” (1962) focused on how relatively backward economies lacking the economic prerequisites for industrialization could compensate. In later work he recognized that the desire to promote industrialization varied considerably across countries. He argued that in the case of Austria-Hungary, the state not only failed to promote industrialization, but rather “economic progress began to be viewed with great suspicion and the railroads came to be regarded, not as welcome carriers of goods and persons, but as carriers of the dreaded revolution. Then...
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