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Jan Luiten van Zanden, 'The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution: The European Economy in a Global Perspective, 1000-1800' (Brill, 2009)
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John Rule, 'The Vital Century: England's Developing Economy, 1714-1815 (Social & Economic History of England)' (Longman, 1992)
Jeremy Black, 'An Illustrated History of Eighteenth Century Britain, 1688-1793' (Manchester University Press, 1997)
Raymond Williams, 'Culture and Society 1780-1950' (Columbia University Press, 1983)
E. P. Thompson, 'The Making of the English Working Class' (Penguin; New edition, 2002)
Gordon S. Haight (ed.), 'The Portable Victorian Reader' (Viking Portable Library; New edition, 1981)
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