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Energy: A revolution with steam

The chapter analyses the radical changes in the supply chain of fossil fuels between 1850 and 1910. It does this in relationship to the development of industry and investigates the consequences for the factory system, the environment and class relations. The modernisation of the economy was an important precondition for the increase in welfare and the decline of extreme poverty. It involved agriculture and nutrition, infrastructure and transportation, industry and steam technology. Agriculture, foods, infrastructure and transportation were discussed in previous chapters. Industry and steam technology are the focus of this chapter ...

Bibliographische Angaben:
Lintsen, Harry; with contributions from Hölsgens, Rick; Gales, Ben:
Energy: A revolution with steam;
In: Lintsen, Harry; Veraart , Frank; Smits, Jan-Pieter; Grin, John (Hrsg.): Well-being, sustainability and social development: The Netherlands 1850-2050; S. 201-215;
Cham: Springer Open, 2018
ISBN: 978-3-319-76695-9; 978-3-319-76696-6


URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76696-6_10