Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of Britain 1851-1951

Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of Britain 1851-1951

by Martin Daunton

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Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of Britain 1851-1951 by Martin Daunton

Martin Daunton provides a clear and balanced view of the continuities and changes that occurred in the economic history of Britain from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Festival of Britain in 1951. In 1851, Britain was the dominant economic power in an increasingly global economy. The First World War marked a turning point, as globalisation went into reverse and Britain shifted to 'insular capitalism'. Rather than emphasizing the decline of the British economy, this book stresses modernity and the growth of new patterns of consumption in areas such as the service sector and the leisure industry.

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ISBN-13: 9780191524936
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 04/26/2007
Series: Economic & Social History of Britain
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Martin Daunton is Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and President of the Royal Historical Society. He was formerly Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Churchill College. He has written extensively on British history since 1700, especially on urban history and economic and social policy, and is the author of Progress and Poverty, which covers the period from 1700 to 1851 and is also published by Oxford University Press.

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