An Economic History of England 1870-1939
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An Economic History of England 1870-1939

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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 unemployment, often, too, they are histories of technology, not of economic organization. Professor Ashworth goes to the opposite extreme in a most praiseworthy way: his book is actually good to read. Though there are tables of statistics (eleven of them), the book is an essay in interpretation, not an encyclopedia; it enriches our understanding rather than adding to our knowledge.' A.J.P. Taylor. This classic book was first published in 1960.show more

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 23.37mm | 635g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138864811
  • 9781138864818

Table of contents

Part one: 1870-1914 1. The Characteristics of the Mid-Victorian Economy 2. The Environment of Economic Change 3. Agriculture 4. Mining, Manufacture and Building 5. Internal Transport and Trade 6. External Trade 7. Money, Banking and Trade 8. Labour 9. The Economic Influence of Government 10. The Course and Outcome of Economic Change Part Two: The First World War 11. War Economy 12. The Economic Consequences of War Part Three: 1919-1939 13. The Opportunities and Difficulties of the Interwar World 14. The Chief Economic Activities 15. Economic Organization 16. Public Policy and its Effects 17. The Course and Outcome of Economic Changeshow more