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Financial System in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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ISBN-10: 0195150570

ISBN-13: 9780195150575

Edition: 2003

Authors: Mary Poovey

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This unique collection reveals how England rose to a position of international financial supremacy and how writing about finance both monitored and supported that triumph. Featuring primary documents drawn from the period's periodical and business press, it provides an introduction to the most important features of the financial system in nineteenth-century England. Topics covered include currency and credit instruments; the national debt and the stock exchange; banks and the banking system; and the money market, company law, and financial fraud.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Mary Poovey is Samuel Rudin University Professor of the Humanities and professor of English at New York University. Her two most recent books, A History of the Modern Fact and Genres of the Credit Economy, examine the emergence of the modern disciplines. Her history of the modern financial model, co-authored with Kevin R. Brine, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.

Chronology of the British Financial System
Currency And Credit Instruments
Coins and Credit Instruments
Paper against Gold (1810)
Substitution of Notes for Coins
Distinction between Bills of Exchange and Paper Money (1832)
Bills of Exchange (1885)
Counterfeit Coins
A Biography of a Bad Shilling (1851)
Gold and Social Politics (1863)
What Is Money? (1879)
The Rupee and the Ruin of India (1893)
The National Debt And The Stock Exchange
History and Magnitude of the Debt
Anonymous, Facts for Enquirers: The National Debt (1843)
The National Debt and the Stock Exchange (1849)
Investment and Speculation
Stockbroking and the Stock Exchange (1876)
Speculative Investments (1876)
International Implications
The Singularity of Indian Finance (1872)
The Financial Condition of India (1878)
The Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist (1867)
Banks And Banking
Principles of Banking
Ten Minutes' Advice about Keeping a Banker (1839)
Exposure of the Banking and Funding System (1841)
The Bank Charter and Commercial Credit (1858)
The Position of English Joint-Stock Banks (1878)
Personal Credit (1885)
Money Pressure and Bank Failures
The London Times: 13 December 1825, p. 2
The London Times: 14 December 1825, p. 2
The Administration of a Bank during Seasons of Pressure (1882)
The Money Market, Company Law, And Financial Fraud
The Money Market
The State of the Money Market from a Fresh Point of View (1864)
The Money Market, No. 1: What the Money Market Is and Why It Is So Changeable (1866)
Company Law and Financial Fraud
Whither Is Limited Liability Leading Us? (1864)
The Panic (1866)
The Autobiography of a Joint-Stock Company (Limited) (1876)
Contributor's Biographies
Suggestions for Further Reading