Discourses for the new industrial world: industrialisation and the education of the public in late eighteenth‐century Britain

  title={Discourses for the new industrial world: industrialisation and the education of the public in late eighteenth‐century Britain},
  author={Malcolm Dick},
  journal={History of Education},
  pages={567 - 584}
  • M. Dick
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • History, Economics
  • History of Education
This article looks at the transmission of ideas in the British Enlightenment. The focus is on three individuals, Matthew Boulton, James Keir and Anna Seward, who constructed and communicated messages about industrialisation in the late eighteenth century to the public rather than through formal education. Boulton, Keir and Seward attempted to shape views about the virtues, values and vices of industrial development. Their context was the English West Midlands, a pioneering industrial region… 
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