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The Popularization of Malthus in Early Nineteenth-Century England: Martineau, Cobbett and the Pauper Press

The Popularization of Malthus in Early Nineteenth-Century England: Martineau, Cobbett and the Pauper Press

1st Edition

James P. Huzel
February 27, 2017

The political economist Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) has gained increasing and deserved scholarly attention in recent years. As well as the republication of his works and letters, a rich body of scholarship has been produced that enlightens our understanding of his thoughts and arguments. Yet...

Estates, Enterprise and Investment at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution: Estate Management and Accounting in the North-East of England, c.1700-1780

Estates, Enterprise and Investment at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution: Estate Management and Accounting in the North-East of England, c.1700-1780

1st Edition

David Oldroyd
February 27, 2017

At the beginning of the eighteenth century the landed estate represented the largest and most clearly defined type of business organisation in existence in pre-industrial England. Given the need for capital, wayleave rights and a ready supply of coal, iron and other raw materials it is unsurprising...

Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Liberalism: Richard Cobden Bicentenary Essays

Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Liberalism: Richard Cobden Bicentenary Essays

1st Edition

Simon Morgan, Anthony Howe
February 27, 2017

Richard Cobden (1804-65) rose from humble beginnings to become the leading advocate of nineteenth-century free-trade and liberalism. As a fierce opponent of the Corn Laws and promoter of international trade he rapidly became an influential figure on the national stage, whose name became a byword...

The Seaside, Health and the Environment in England and Wales since 1800

The Seaside, Health and the Environment in England and Wales since 1800

1st Edition

John Hassan
November 28, 2016

The seaside has always held a special position in British history as a place of rest, relaxation and recuperation. Over the last 200 years many have made their way to the coast, attracted by the long sunshine hours, the clean ozone-charged air and the opportunities for bathing in and even drinking...

Across the Borders: Financing the World's Railways in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Across the Borders: Financing the World's Railways in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

1st Edition

Günter Dinhobl, Ralf Roth
November 15, 2016

Until now we have only had relatively narrow economic studies comparing investments in railways with investments in other fields of individual economies. 'Across the Borders' not only opens the door for fundamental new insights into a trans-national view of railway history, but also contributes to...

The Skilled Compositor, 1850–1914: An Aristocrat Among Working Men

The Skilled Compositor, 1850–1914: An Aristocrat Among Working Men

1st Edition

Patrick Duffy
November 15, 2016

For the first time since its invention over 500 years ago, the print medium is being challenged as the primary means of recording and communicating ideas. Indeed, within the printing industry itself the advent of digital technology has rendered the craft of hand setting metal type obsolete - the...

Mining Tycoons in the Age of Empire, 1870–1945: Entrepreneurship, High Finance, Politics and Territorial Expansion

Mining Tycoons in the Age of Empire, 1870–1945: Entrepreneurship, High Finance, Politics and Territorial Expansion

1st Edition

Raymond E. Dumett
November 11, 2016

The years of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, aptly described by Mark Twain as the 'Gilded Age' witnessed an unprecedented level of technological change, material excess, untrammled pursuit of profit and imperial expansion. Within this dynamic and often ruthless environment many...

Aspects of Independent Romania's Economic History with Particular Reference to Transition for EU Accession

Aspects of Independent Romania's Economic History with Particular Reference to Transition for EU Accession

1st Edition

David Turnock
November 11, 2016

After fifteen years of transition in the former communist states of Central and Eastern Europe it has become clear that for a substantial number the objective of reform and restructuring process is a market system in line with membership of the EU. In this study the long term economic...

Governance, Growth and Global Leadership: The Role of the State in Technological Progress, 1750–2000

Governance, Growth and Global Leadership: The Role of the State in Technological Progress, 1750–2000

1st Edition

Espen Moe
September 09, 2016

This book focuses on the role of the state in promoting a country's long-term technological progress and industrial leadership. Throughout history, a nation's rise to dominance has invariably been followed by its fall; the dominant powers of today are not the same ones that controlled the world...

Disillusionment or New Opportunities?: The Changing Nature of Work in Offices, Glasgow 1880–1914

Disillusionment or New Opportunities?: The Changing Nature of Work in Offices, Glasgow 1880–1914

1st Edition

R. Guerriero Wilson
December 28, 1998

In Britain at the turn of the century the nature of office work was changing, in line with large-scale social and economic developments. These included the increasing size and influence of the service sector of the economy, the growing use of bureaucratic procedures in administrative organisations...

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