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Merchant Enterprise in Britain : From the Industrial Revolution to World War I - Stanley Chapman

Merchant Enterprise in Britain

From the Industrial Revolution to World War I

Hardcover Published: 24th April 1992
ISBN: 9780521351782
Number Of Pages: 356

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Studies of the British Industrial Revolution and of the Victorian period of economic and social development have until very recently concentrated on British industries and industrial regions, while commerce and finance, and particularly that of London, have been substantially neglected. This has distorted our view of the process of change, since financial services and much trade continued to be centred on the metropolis, and the south-east region never lost its position at the top of the national league of wealth.

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Abbreviations used in the footnotes
Introduction: approaches and concepts
The Setting
The eighteenth-century structure of merchant enterprise
The consequences of the Industrial Revolution and the French wars
New Streams of Enterprise
Merchants in the Atlantic trade
The agency houses: trade to India and the far East
The international houses: the foreign contribution to British mercantile enterprise
The home trade houses
Response to Instant Communication
Problems of restructuring mercantile enterprise
British-based investment groups before 1914
Imperialism and British trade
Conclusions
Performance of british mercantile enterprise
Manuscript sources
Index of firms and people
Index of plates
Index of subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521351782
ISBN-10: 0521351782
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 24th April 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.69