A major interpretation of British history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: beginnings, periods and problems; 1. The economy of manufacture; 2. A universal merchant to the world: the political economy of commerce and finance; 3. The ambiguities of free trade; 4. The reach of the state: taxation; 5. The age of localism; 6. The public, the private and the state: civil society 1680–1880; 7. Exclusion and inclusion: the political consequences of 1688; 8. Exclusion and inclusion: defending the politics of finality 1832–1885; 9. The stabilities and instabilities of elite authority: social relations c.1688–c.1880; Afterword; Index.
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