A Companion to 19th-Century Britain by Chris Williams

By Chris Williams

A significant other to Nineteenth-Century Britain offers 33 essays through specialist students on all of the significant elements of the political, social, monetary and cultural heritage of england throughout the overdue Georgian and Victorian eras.

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

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165. Harley, ‘Foreign trade’, p. 328. Mathias, First Industrial Nation, p. 467. , ‘Foreign investment and accumulation, 1860–1914’, in R. C. Floud and D. McCloskey, eds, The Economic History of Britain Since 1700, vol. 1. D. C. M. Platt, Mickey Mouse Numbers in World History (Basingstoke, 1989). S. ’, Economic History Review, 38 (1985). A. H. Imlah, Economic Elements in the Pax Britannica: Studies in British Foreign Trade in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, MA, 1958). M. Edelstein, ‘Imperialism: cost and benefit’, in R.

16. For a fascinating assessment of some post-structuralist scholarship by an exponent of the ‘high politics’ approach see M. Bentley, ‘Victorian politics and the linguistic turn’, Historical Journal, 42 (1999). 17. Even a very traditional text (dominated by a political narrative) such as W. D. Rubinstein, Britain’s Century: A Political and Social History 1815–1905 (London, 1998) includes a chapter on gender. 18. R. Price, British Society, 1680–1880: Dynamism, Containment and Change (Cambridge, 1999), p.

4 per cent of the increase in total exports 1814/18 to 1842/6. 9 to 21 per cent, just as that of northern Europe and the USA fell from 44 per cent in 1814/18 to 27 per cent in 1842/6. 4 These trends provide essential clues as to the next great change in the political economy of trade, the shift to free trade in the 1840s. Part of this shift was an awareness of the stickiness of exports to Europe, the lack of return goods in payment for British exports, and even apprehension that Europe would industrialize behind tariff barriers.

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