Economy & Society in Britain Since 1750
By Charles More
$59.50 Paper original
A new edition of this popular single volume survey of the British economy from industrialization to the present day. In response to continuing demand this key text has been updated to cover a further decade of Britain's economic and social fortunes, and also reconsiders many of the original findings in the light of recent research.
PART ONE: INDUSTRIALIZATION 1750-1830
1. Agriculture and rural society.
2. Population, migration and labor supply.
3. Towns, transport and internal trade.
4. Foreign trade.
5. Money, banking and finance.
6. Manufacturing and mining.
7. Government, war and economy.
8. The aggregate economy.
9. Industrial Revolution?
PART TWO: THE INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY 1830-1914.
10. Into the railway age.
11. Population, migration and labor supply.
12. The workshop of the world: manufacturing and mining.
13. The service economy.
14. Agriculture and rural society.
15. Foreign trade and Empire.
16. Banking and finance.
17. The end of economic supremacy.
PART THREE: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND SOCIETY 1750-1914.
18. Incomes and consumption.
19. Industrialization and the family.
20. Work and leisure.
21. Ranks and classes.
22. Employers and unions.
23. From laissez-faire to collectivism? Government economic and social policy.
24. Environment, economy and society.
PART FOUR: PROSPERITY AND PROBLEMS: THE ECONOMY 1914-95
25. Britain and the world economy.
26. Economic performance and government policy 1914-39.
27. Economic performance and government policy 1939-73.
28. Economic performance and government policy 1973-95.
29. Population, migration and labor supply.
30. Business organization and management.
31. Trade unions in the twentieth century.
32. Banking and finance.
33. Population and distribution.
34. Change and decay; economic performance in the long run.
PART FIVE: ECONOMY AND SOCIETY 1914-45
35. Prosperity and poverty.
36. Social and environmental policy 1914-95.
37. Work and leisure.
38. A middle-class society?
Appendix: Changing price levels 1750-1995.
Sources for quotations.
Glossary of terms.
" Key text for courses on industrialization and British social and economic history from 1750 to the present day.
" Examines areas of historical debate in clear and non-specialist language.
" Marshals a wealth of statistical and other evidence, using economic theory to analyze recent British economic change right up to 1995.
" Chapters on the industrial revolution have been extensively revised to incorporate new thinking on the period and a new chapter on environmental history.
' …This book will be a valuable addition to student literature'
Economic History Review
'This compact, highly readable, thought-provoking survey denotes the when, how and why of Britain's economy in terms of growth, problems and changes in her industrial society from 1750 to 1985. xxx; The text is challenging and ought to be required reading for any university course on recent British history'
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