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By Chris Williams

A significant other to Nineteenth-Century Britain provides 33 essays through specialist students on all of the significant facets of the political, social, fiscal and cultural heritage of england through the past due Georgian and Victorian eras.

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

Content:
Chapter 1 Britain and the realm economic climate (pages 17–33): Anthony Howe
Chapter 2 Britain and the ecu stability of strength (pages 34–52): John R. Davis
Chapter three Britain and Empire (pages 53–78): Douglas M. Peers
Chapter four The military (pages 79–92): Edward M. Spiers
Chapter five The Monarchy and the home of Lords: The ‘Dignified’ elements of the structure (pages 95–109): William M. Kuhn
Chapter 6 The kingdom (pages 110–124): Philip Harling
Chapter 7 Political management and Political events, 1800–46 (pages 125–139): Michael J. Turner
Chapter eight Political management and Political events, 1846–1900 (pages 140–155): Michael J. Turner
Chapter nine Parliamentary Reform and the citizens (pages 156–173): Michael S. Smith
Chapter 10 Politics and Gender (pages 174–188): Sarah Richardson
Chapter eleven Political notion (pages 189–202): Gregory Claeys
Chapter 12 Agriculture and Rural Society (pages 205–222): Michael Winstanley
Chapter thirteen and shipping (pages 223–237): William J. Ashworth
Chapter 14 Urbanization (pages 238–252): Simon Gunn
Chapter 15 The relatives (pages 253–272): Shani D'Cruze
Chapter sixteen Migration and cost (pages 273–286): Ian Whyte
Chapter 17 lifestyle, caliber of existence (pages 287–304): Jane Humphries
Chapter 18 classification and the sessions (pages 305–320): Martin Hewitt
Chapter 19 monetary notion (pages 321–333): Noel Thompson
Chapter 20 faith (pages 337–352): Mark A. Smith
Chapter 21 Literacy, studying and schooling (pages 353–368): Philip Gardner
Chapter 22 the clicking and the broadcast be aware (pages 369–380): Aled Jones
Chapter 23 Crime, Policing and Punishment (pages 381–395): Heather Shore
Chapter 24 well known relaxation and activity (pages 396–411): Andy Croll
Chapter 25 health and wellbeing and medication (pages 412–429): Keir Waddington
Chapter 26 Sexuality (pages 430–442): Lesley A. Hall
Chapter 27 the humanities (pages 443–456): Patricia Pulham
Chapter 28 The Sciences (pages 457–470): Iwan Rhys Morus
Chapter 29 Politics in eire (pages 473–488): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 30 financial system and Society in eire (pages 489–503): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 31 Scotland (pages 504–520): E. W. McFarland
Chapter 32 Wales (pages 521–533): Matthew Cragoe
Chapter 33 British Identities (pages 534–552): Chris Williams

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In fact many had long argued that the adverse balance of trade did not matter and that, as the free traders had long argued, increased imports were the sign of a thriving economy. Since imports paid for themselves through further exports, imports rather than exports were the engine of growth. In effect, within the pattern of trade that had developed in the world economy by, say, 1890, Britain had become the hub of the international system of multilateral trade and payments. Her ability to settle her debts in Europe and America was based on credits earned in other parts of the world, particularly India, but this multilateral system itself helped generate and sustain the growth of world trade.

18. 19. 20. 21. P. K. O’Brien, ‘Imperialism and the rise and decline of the British economy, 1688–1989’, New Left Review, 238 (1999), p. 62. C. K. Harley, ‘Foreign trade: comparative advantage and performance’, in R. C. Floud and D. McCloskey, eds, The Economic History of Britain since 1700, vol. 1, 1700–1860 (Cambridge, 1994), p. 305. L. H. Jenks, The Migration of British Capital to 1875 (London, 1971), p. 68. F. Crouzet, Britain Ascendant: Comparative Studies in Franco-British Economic History (Cambridge, 1990), p.

Despite twenty-five years of war, British trade, fuelled by industrialization, continued to grow at unprecedented rates, hampered by war in Europe but enjoying huge worldwide benefits as the continental colonial empires fragmented and as the Royal Navy established its mastery of the world seas. War also had other profound consequences for Britain’s relationship with the world economy. Firstly, with Amsterdam overrun by patriots and liberators, London now became the financial centre of the world, just as in the First World War she would lose this primacy to New York.

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