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New Thinking: It all begins here? Understanding the Industrial Revolution

From government intervention and workshop ingenuity to Britain's 'mind blowing historical carbon debt', historians Emma Griffin and William Ashworth on the Industrial Revolution.

From government intervention and workshop ingenuity, to Britain's 'mind blowing historical carbon debt' and ground that's been polluted for 200 years, via the slave economies of Jamaica and the southern US states. John Gallagher discusses new lines of thinking on the Industrial Revolution with historians Emma Griffin of the University of East Anglia, and William Ashworth of the University of Liverpool.

More information about Living With Machines Living with Machines is funded by AHRC, part of UKRI.
This episode is one of a series of conversations - New Thinking - produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UK Research & Innovation.
Further podcasts are available on the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking website under the playlist New Research

Producer: Luke Mulhall

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