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Progress and Poverty An Economic and Social History of Britain 1700-1850

ISBN-10: 0198222815

ISBN-13: 9780198222811

Edition: 1995

Authors: M. J. Daunton

List price: $61.00
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This is a major college text. It will become prescribed reading for anyone studying British history in the 18th and 19th centuries. The book examines the massive structural change, the creation of national markets, and the economic growth which characterized the movement from agriculture to industry. In 1700 Britain was a rural country. By 1850, the year before the Great Exhibition, it was 'the workshop of the world'. The debate on the relationship between poverty and progress is at the core of this clear and wide-ranging analysis of the world's first industrialized nation.
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 638
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction: the Possibilities of Growth
Notes
Further Reading
Agriculture and Rural Society
Agricultural Production: the Limits of Growth?
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
The Rise of the Great Estates and the Decline of the Yeoman
Notes
Further Reading
Open Fields and Enclosure: the Demise of Commonality
Notes
Further Reading
Industry and Urban Society
Diversities of Industrialization
Notes
Further Reading
The Domestic System of Manufactures
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
The Coming of the Factory
Furnaces, Forges, and Mines
Conclusion
Further Reading
Capital and Credit: Financing Industrialization
Further Reading
Integrating the Economy
Integration and Specialization
Notes
Further Reading
Transport
Notes
Conclusion
Merchants and Marketing
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
Banks and Money
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
Further Reading
Further Reading
Further Reading
Poverty, Prosperity, and Population
Births, Marriages, and Deaths
Notes
Further Reading
The Standard of Living and the Social History of Wages
Poor Relief and Charity
Notes
Further Reading
Public Policy and the State
The Visible Hand: the State and the Economy
Notes
Further Reading
Taxation and Public Finance
Further Reading
Further Reading
Notes
Further Reading
Conclusion
Notes
Chronology
Statistical Appendix
Index