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The Path Not TakenFrench Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830$
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Jeff Horn

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780262083522

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262083522.001.0001

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Divergence, Convergence, and the French Path to Industrial Development after 1750

Divergence, Convergence, and the French Path to Industrial Development after 1750

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(p.1) 1 Divergence, Convergence, and the French Path to Industrial Development after 1750
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The Path Not Taken
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Jeff Horn

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262083522.003.0001

This chapter sets out the book’s three main arguments. The first is that the late eighteenth-century French state attempted to emulate most of what policy makers understood as the English model of industrialization—which was far removed from what “liberal” accounts would suggest. The second argument is that these attempts foundered because of the emergence of revolutionary politics in France. The third is that the French state, unable to emulate the “liberal” British route to industrialization, embarked on a search for a different path, which was forged amidst the heat of war, revolutionary politics, and emerging dictatorship. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   industrialization, French industrial policy, revolutionary politics, dictatorship, war

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