Antedating of "Industrial Revolution"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 30 21:33:10 UTC 2005

industrial revolution (OED 1848)

1847 _Times_ 29 Nov. 5  An industrial revolution has taken place
throughout Europe, and Flanders has not kept pace with its progress either
in agricultural or manufacturing improvement.

Fred Shapiro

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