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By Chris Williams

ISBN-10: 063122579X

ISBN-13: 9780631225799

ISBN-10: 1405143096

ISBN-13: 9781405143097

A spouse to Nineteenth-Century Britain provides 33 essays by means of professional students on all of the significant points of the political, social, financial and cultural historical past of england in the course of the past due Georgian and Victorian eras.

  • Truly British, instead of English, in scope.
  • Pays awareness to the stories of ladies in addition to of fellows.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes publications to additional reading.

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But whereas contemporaries had looked to Russia, Poland and Prussia, the long-term sources of wheat supply, aided by the dramatic fall in transportation costs after 1870, were to be the USA and Canada. 9 m in the decade 1860–9, before shooting up to £52 m in 1870–9, a figure which then remained more or less stable until 1900. 6 Much more immediate in effect, although only a subordinate issue in political debate, was the abandonment of imperial preference. Since the seventeenth century this policy had sought to bind the British empire together, and by the 1840s resulted in more favourable access to the British market for goods such as Canadian timber and West Indian sugar.

G. Kenwood and A. L. Lougheed, The Growth of the International Economy, 1820–2000 (1999), to K. H. O’Rourke and J. G. Williamson, Globalization and History: The Evolution of a NineteenthCentury Atlantic Economy (1999), and to the interpretative essay by P. K. O’Brien, ‘Imperialism and the rise and decline of the British economy, 1688–1989’, New Left Review, 238 (1999). The chapters by C. K. Harley and M. Edelstein in R. C. Floud and D. McCloskey, eds, The Economic History of Britain since 1700, vols 1 and 2 (1994) provide reliable, up-todate guides to central issues.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. P. K. O’Brien, ‘Imperialism and the rise and decline of the British economy, 1688–1989’, New Left Review, 238 (1999), p. 62. C. K. Harley, ‘Foreign trade: comparative advantage and performance’, in R. C. Floud and D. McCloskey, eds, The Economic History of Britain since 1700, vol. 1, 1700–1860 (Cambridge, 1994), p. 305. L. H. Jenks, The Migration of British Capital to 1875 (London, 1971), p. 68. F. Crouzet, Britain Ascendant: Comparative Studies in Franco-British Economic History (Cambridge, 1990), p.

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