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Landowners, Capitalists, and Entrepreneurs : Essays for Sir John Habakkuk - F. M. L. Thompson

Landowners, Capitalists, and Entrepreneurs

Essays for Sir John Habakkuk

By: F. M. L. Thompson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th September 1994
ISBN: 9780198283010
Number Of Pages: 326

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Landowners, Capitalists, and Entrepreneurs explores a number of important themes in modern social and economic history. Its wide range of original studies by distinguished historians throws fresh light on the developing connections between landed and business classes and between the economies on both sides of the Atlantic. The subject matter ranges from French and British landowners as agricultural improvers to the financing of American railroads, from married women's property to the effects of robots on unemployment. The volume as a whole adds much to our knowledge of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

`Habakkuk has only now published in one volume the full wealth of his research on the estates system. It is a prodigious work of technical scholarship. Substantively, it confirms and extends many of its author's earliest findings.' History Today `The real strength of the collection, reflecting the interests both of Habakkuk and of Thompson, is the nature of English landed society and its definitions of property rights and family relations.' The Economic History Review `the collection as a whole may be read with profit by the business historian concerned with the wider context of social aspirations, property rights, capital markets and technological change within which individual firms, like landowners, rise and fall' Journal of Business History `Several of the essays in Landowners, Capitalists and Entrepreneurs ... are ... likely to become classics in their own right. Clearly, all these papers have been inspired by Habakkuk's work.' Sidney Pollard, University of Sheffield, EHR Feb. 97

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Contributors
H. J. Habakkuk: A Bibliography
Introductionp. 1
English and French Landowners 1688-1789p. 23
A World Elsewhere: The Importance of Starting Englishp. 63
The Decline of the Small Landowner in England and Wales 1660-1900p. 89
Henry Hoare, Banker, his Family, and the Stourhead Estatep. 113
Business and Landed Elites in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 139
Men, Women, and Property: The Reform of the Married Women's Property Act 1870p. 171
Entrepreneurship and Public Inquiry: The Growth of Government in Nineteenth-Century Britainp. 193
Colonies and Capital: Some Aspects of Anglo-Colonial Financial Relations after 1850p. 213
International Capital Movements and the Gold Standard: British Domestic Investment and American Railroads in the 1880sp. 235
Labour Scarcity and Capital Markets in Americap. 257
The Reaper and the Robot: The Adoption of Labour-Saving Machinery in the Past and Futurep. 275
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780198283010
ISBN-10: 0198283016
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 8th September 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.7  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.53