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Author Satia, Priya, author.

Title Empire of guns : the violent making of the industrial revolution / Priya Satia.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    338.4762 SAT    Available
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Description xiv, 528 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-507) and index.
Contents 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 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 Galton, Samuel, 1753-1832.
Firearms industry and trade -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Industrial revolution -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
ISBN 0735221863 (hardcover)
9780735221864 (hardcover)

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