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Look Inside British Economic History 1870–1914

British Economic History 1870–1914
Commentary and Documents


  • Date Published: January 1965
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521093620

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About the Authors
  • History is the essence of innumerable lives and as such beyond our understanding. We can only, as people say, form an idea of it. To sort out in every generation our ideas of history and to test them against the evidence available is the task of the historian. Unless this is done, human society remains without true knowledge of its past and presumably indifferent to its future. The concern of this book is with the economic characteristics and transformations of British society in the thirty or forty years before 1914, within the lifetime of men and women who had already reached middle-life when the First World War broke out.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1965
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521093620
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Paths of Economic Change:
    1. The Climate of Economic Expectations
    2. Change on the Farm
    3. Old Industries and New
    4. Incomes Earned Abroad
    5. Competition and Monopoly
    Part II. Who Gained by Change? The Welfare of the Person and the Safety of the State:
    6. Studies in Poverty
    7. The Wages Bargain
    8. The Concept of the Minimum
    9. The Economics of Empire.

  • Author

    W. H. B. Court

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