Antedating of "Industrial Revolution"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Apr 25 22:05:45 UTC 2005

industrial revolution (OED 1848)

1844 Rufus Choate _Speech of Mr. Choate of Massachusetts upon the subject
of protecting American labor by duties on imports : delivered in the
Senate of the United States, On the 12th and 15th of April, 1844_ 39
(Making of the Modern Economy)  That is the wisest nation which the most
adequately comprehends the degree, the permanence, the nature of the
change, and first places itself at the head of the great industrial

1844 Leon Faucher _Manchester in 1844_ 8 (Making of the Modern Economy)
Glasgow had, no less than Manchester, entered into the spirit of this
industrial revolution.

Fred Shapiro

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