The People and the British Economy, 1830-1914 / Edition 1

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Between 1830 and 1914 Britain became the world's major trading nation, carrier of the majority of the world's goods, by far the largest investor overseas, and the centre of the world's financial system. It was an exceptional time in the history of the country and one to which many look back, even a hundred years later, with nostalgia.
Concentrating on people rather on things, this book seeks to describe the overall income and wealth of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, its growth, and how that income and wealth was produced by and distributed between different people in the population.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192892102
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.69 (w) x 5.13 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Roderick Floud is Provost of London Guildhall University.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Introduction 1
1 Income and Wealth 3
2 Uncertainty and Risk 22
3 Population Change 41
4 Households and Communities 57
5 Changing Workplaces 76
6 Food and Agriculture 94
7 Manufacturing 110
8 Extracting 125
9 Not Making, Digging, or Growing 135
10 The Open Economy 158
11 Economic Rules 171
Conclusion 186
Notes 189
Bibliography 200
Index 208
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