The Industrial AgeEconomy and Society in Britain since 1750
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A new edition of this popular single volume survey of the British economy from industrialisation to the present day. In response to continuing demand this key text has been updated to cover a further decade of Britain's economic and social fortunes, and also reconsiders many of the original findings in the light of recent research.
PART ONE: INDUSTRIALISATION 1750-1830
1. Agriculture and rural society.
2. Population, migration and labour supply.
3. Towns, transport and internal trade.
4. Foreign trade.
5. Money, banking and finance.
6. Manufacturing and mining.
7. Government, war and economy.
8. The aggregate economy.
9. Industrial Revolution?
PART TWO: THE INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY 1830-1914.
10. Into the railway age.
11. Population, migration and labour supply.
12. The workshop of the world: manufacturing and mining.
13. The service economy.
14. Agriculture and rural society.
15. Foreign trade and Empire.
16. Banking and finance.
17. The end of economic supremacy.
PART THREE: INDUSTRIALISATION AND SOCIETY 1750-1914.
18. Incomes and consumption.
19. Industrialisation and the family.
20. Work and leisure.
21. Ranks and classes.
22. Employers and unions.
23. From laissez-faire to collectivism? Government economic and social policy.
24. Environment, economy and society.
PART FOUR: PROSPERITY AND PROBLEMS: THE ECONOMY 1914-95
25. Britain and the world economy.
26. Economic performance and government policy 1914-39.
27. Economic performance and government policy 1939-73.
28. Economic performance and government policy 1973-95.
29. Population, migration and labour supply.
30. Business organisation and management.
31. Trade unions in the twentieth century.
32. Banking and finance.
33. Population and distribution.
34. Change and decay; economic performance in the long run.
PART FIVE: ECONOMY AND SOCIETY 1914-45
35. Prosperity and poverty.
36. Social and environmental policy 1914-95.
37. Work and leisure.
38. A middle-class society?
Appendix: Changing price levels 1750-1995.
Sources for quotations.
Glossary of terms.
- Key text for courses on industrialisation and British social and economic history from 1750 to the present day.
- Examines areas of historical debate in clear and non-specialist language.
- Marshals a wealth of statistical and other evidence, using economic theory to analyse recent British economic change right up to 1995.
- Chapters on the industrial revolution have been extensively revised to incorporate new thinking on the period and a new chapter on environmental history.
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