'In Search of History' is a well established and trusted series which covers British history from early times through to the twentieth century. The material is presented in an enjoyable way and contains a unique blend of social and political history. The author has produced a lively and easy-to-read narrative that is accessible to a wide range of pupils. Extensive use is made of contemporary illustrative sources as well as line drawings, diagrams and cartoons which have been specially selected to stimulate interest and curiosity. Where appropriate, there are evidence sections, using written and vidual evidence. Graded questions based on the text and evidence are also included to test pupils' historical skills. This text looks at the major social and economic changes which occurred in Britain during the period 1714-1900. It discusses the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution, and the developments in communications and transport. The considerable changes in society are also examined, including changes in family life and the role of women, schooling and medicine.The book is part of the "In Search of History" series, which covers British history from early times through to the 20th century. Extensive use is made of contemporary illustrative sources, as well as written evidence, and graded questions based on the text and evidence are also included to test the pupils' historical skills.