Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Book — 1 online resource (xv, 620 pages) : illustrations, maps Digital: text file; PDF.
Progress and Poverty: The Possibilities of Growth.
1: Agriculture and Rural Society. Agricultural Production: The Limits of Growth. The Rise of the Great Estates and the Decline of the Yeoman. Open Fields and Enclosure: The Demise of Commonality.
2: Industry and Urban Society. Diversities of Industrialization. The Domestic Systems of Manufacturers. The Coming of the Factory. Furnaces, Forges, and Mines. Capital and Credit.
3: Integrating the Economy. Integration and Specialization. Transport. Merchants and Marketing. Banks and Money. Demand, Supply, and Industrialization.
4: Poverty, Prosperity, and Population. Births, Marriages, and Deaths. The Standard of Living and the Social History of Wages. Poor Relief and Charity.
5: Public Policy and the State. The Visible Hand: The State and the Economy. Taxation and Public Finance. Mercantilism and Free Trade. Conclusion.
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BL The only general textbook to examine the social and political implications of the economics of the period British society and the British economy underwent major structural change over the period from 1700 to 1850, as population moved from agriculture and rural life to industry and towns. Unlike previous textbooks on this period, written either from a social and political standpoint, or about economics in the abstract, this book incorporates the work of social and political historians with revisionist work on British economic growth. It stresses the connections between the economy and debates over public policy, and examines the regional variations in agriculture and industry, with particular attention to the differences between England and Scotland. Much revisionist work concerns the operation of assumed national markets; the aim of the book is to show how these markets were formed, and how a national economy was created. Martin Daunton gives a clear and balanced picture of the continuity and change in the early development of the world's first industrial nation. This book is intended for students and sixth-formers studying eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British history; good overview for teachers and lecturers. Courses on British Economic History/the Industrial Revolution. (source: Nielsen Book Data)