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A Concise Economic History of Britain : From 1750 to Recent Times - W.H.B. Court

A Concise Economic History of Britain

From 1750 to Recent Times

Paperback

Published: 3rd March 1954
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Professor Court's independent sequel to Sir John Clapham's Concise Economic History of Britain to 1750 investigates the economic life of Britain between 1750 and the onset of war in 1939. He describes the growth of the first industrial state, its days of prosperity and the persistent grimmer features. The first part, 'The Growth of an Industrial State', has chapters on population, agriculture, industrial innovation, transport and overseas trade; the instability of the economy; the state and foreign balance; social setting and the influence of war. The second part, 'The Victorian Economy and After', describes economic life in the Victorian age to 1880; the vicissitudes of an industrial state; industry and the social order; the origins of the welfare state; Britain as the leader of the world's economy, and the challenge to that leadership between 1880 and 1939. Britain's life is still deeply affected for good and ill by the process Professor Court describes.

Preface
The Growth of an Industrial State, 1750-1837
Population
Agriculture and the land system
The path of innovation in mining and manufacture
Transport and overseas trade
Investment, banking and the economy
The state and the foreign balance
The social setting and the influence of war
The Victorian Economy and After, 1837-1939
Economic life in the Victorian age to 1880
The vicissitudes of an industrial state, 1880-1939
Industry and the social order in early and middle Victorian times
The origins of the welfare state, 1880-1939
First of the few: Great Britain as leader of the world's economy
A leader under challenge: Great Britain in the world economy, 1880-1939
Indices
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521092173
ISBN-10: 0521092175
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 3rd March 1954
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.41