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Britain's Economic Growth 1920-1966

by A.J. Youngson

Professor Youngson's book is an ubiased review of Britain's past experience and present difficulties. Few sacred cows are spared. There is no pretence that fundamental problems were resolved at the time of its...


Britain's Economic Prospects Reconsidered

by Alec Cairncross

This book is a sequal to Britain's Economic Prospects, the report issued in 1968 by the Brookings Institution and universally accepted as the most thorough and comprehensive study of the British Economy to have...


The Development of the West of Scotland 1750-1960

by Anthony Slaven

The economic and social problems of modern Scotland are at the centre of current debate about regional economic growth, social improvement and environmental rehabilitation. In this book, as relevant today as...


Did British Capitalism Breed Inequality?

by Jeffrey G. Williamson

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Equitable Assurances: The Story of Life Assurance in the Experience of the Equitable Life Assurance Society 1762-1962

by Maurice Ogborn

The original establishment of life assurance upon a sound basis was largely the achievement of The Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships (now known as The Equitable Life Assurance Society...


Mints, Dies and Currency: Essays Dedicated to the Memory of Albert Baldwin

by R.A.G. Carson

The studies assembled in this volume are dedicated to the memory of Albert Baldein, a professional numismatist whose chief interest lay in helping other numismatists, professionals, students and collectors alike,...


Aspects of Capital Investment in Great Britain 1750-1850: A Preliminary Survey, Report of a Conference Held the University of Sheffield, 5-7 January 1

by S. Pollard & J.P.P Higgins

These six papers were originally delivered to a conference at Sheffield University in 1969 and represent an overview of a research project led by Professor Pollard, which aimed to construct a series of annual...


The Finance of British Industry, 1918-1976

by W.A. Thomas

How has British industry financed itself in the past? With the current debate on industry's financial strategy, this study of the past sixty years is a particularly timely contribution to the discussions on...


An Economic History of England: The Eighteenth Century

by T.S. Ashton

T.S. Ashton has sought less to cover the field of economic history in detail than to offer a commentary, with a stress on trends of development rather than on forms of organization or economic legislation.

This...


The Scottish Banks: A Modern Survey

by Maxwell Gaskin

Banking in Scotland has a long and distinguished history - to this day Scotland is served by its own banks which form a distinct regional group within the wider British banking system. Yet, until this volume,...


An Economic History of England 1870-1939

by William Ashworth

This is a comprehensive account of a decisive epoch in England's economic development by a leading economic historian.

'Works of economic history often get bogged dwon in figures - so many machines, so much...


Essays on a Mature Economy: Britain After 1840: Papers and Proceedings on the New Economic History of Britain 1840-1930

by Deirdre McCloskey

These unique papers were originally read at a conference on the new economic history of Britain at Harvard in 1970, and each is accompanied by a summary of the discussion that followed it. The participants of...


Living Through the Industrial Revolution

by Stella Davies

First published in 1966, this revealing study looks closely into the lives of the men, women and children working in mines, workshops, factories and farms during the industrial revolution. It investigates the...


The Industrial History of Modern England

by George Herbert Perris

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Documents of the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850: Select Economic and Social Documents for Sixth Forms

by Richard L. Tames

This fascinating collection presents industrialization as a total historical process involving the destruction of one world simultaneously with the creation of another. Divided into two sections, it deals with...


The Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century: An Outline of the Beginnings of the Modern Factory System in England

by Paul Mantoux

This classic volume, first published in 1928, is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the Industrial Revolution. Arranged in three distinct parts, it covers:

* Preparatory Changes

* Inventions and Factories...


The Anti-Corn Law League: 1838-1846

by Norman McCord

Although the Anti-Corn Law league played a most important part in the politics of the 1840's, there is no modern study of its activities and organization. Based on several years work on the original sources,...


Commercial Crises of the Nineteenth Century

by H.M. Hyndman

Introduction Chapter 1. The crisis of 1815 Chapter 2. The crisis of 1825 Chapter 3. The crisis of 1836-1839 Chapter 4. The crisis of 1847 Chapter 5. The crisis of 1857 Chapter 6. The crisis of 1866 Chapter 7....


The London Weaver's Company 1600 - 1970

by Alfred Plummer

The Worshipful Company of Weavers, the oldest of all the London Livery Companies, can trace its origins to a twelfth-century craft guild. Largely based upon original records never before studied in depth, this...


W.D. & H.O. Wills and the Development of the UK Tobacco Industry: 1786-1965

by B.W.E Alford

This independent and critical study in economic and social history is based on free access to the records of W.D. & H.O. Wills.

Dr Alford traces the history of the firm from its origin to its transformation...