MATTHEW BOULTON: Enterprising Industrialist of the Enlightenment
Edited by Prof Kenneth Quickenden, Sally Baggott and Malcolm Dick
Published 2013 by Ashgate.
Exploring the many activities and manufactures of Matthew Boulton - and the regional,
national and international context in which he operated - this volume provides a
valuable index to the current state of Boulton studies. Combining original contributions
from social, economic and cultural historians, with those of historians of science,
technology and art, archaeologists and heritage professionals, the book sheds new
light on the general culture of the eighteenth century,including patterns of work,
production and consumption of the products of art and industry. The book also extends
and enhances knowledge of the Enlightenment, industrialisation and the processes
of globalisation in the 18th Century.
●The individual chapters represent many of the papers given at the Boulton Bicentennial
Conference held in Birmingham in July 2009