The Economic History Podcast

The Fortunes and Famines of the Industrial Revolution

August 03, 2020 Seán Kenny Episode 6
The Economic History Podcast
The Fortunes and Famines of the Industrial Revolution
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The Economic History Podcast
The Fortunes and Famines of the Industrial Revolution
Aug 03, 2020 Episode 6
Seán Kenny

In this episode, we chat with Professor Cormac Ó Gráda about his new work that re-interprets the causes and mechanisms underlying the Industrial Revolution. We also consider the profound economic and human dislocation that resulted from the extreme economic shock of the Irish Famine during the same period, comparing it with other such events across the globe through economic history.

Show Notes

In this episode, we chat with Professor Cormac Ó Gráda about his new work that re-interprets the causes and mechanisms underlying the Industrial Revolution. We also consider the profound economic and human dislocation that resulted from the extreme economic shock of the Irish Famine during the same period, comparing it with other such events across the globe through economic history.