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By Chris Williams

ISBN-10: 0470997141

ISBN-13: 9780470997147

ISBN-10: 063122579X

ISBN-13: 9780631225799

A spouse to Nineteenth-Century Britain offers 33 essays by way of specialist students on the entire significant features 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 recognition to the studies of girls in addition to of guys.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes publications to additional reading.

Content:
Chapter 1 Britain and the area economic system (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 militia (pages 79–92): Edward M. Spiers
Chapter five The Monarchy and the home of Lords: The ‘Dignified’ components 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 voters (pages 156–173): Michael S. Smith
Chapter 10 Politics and Gender (pages 174–188): Sarah Richardson
Chapter eleven Political concept (pages 189–202): Gregory Claeys
Chapter 12 Agriculture and Rural Society (pages 205–222): Michael Winstanley
Chapter thirteen and delivery (pages 223–237): William J. Ashworth
Chapter 14 Urbanization (pages 238–252): Simon Gunn
Chapter 15 The relations (pages 253–272): Shani D'Cruze
Chapter sixteen Migration and payment (pages 273–286): Ian Whyte
Chapter 17 way of life, caliber of lifestyles (pages 287–304): Jane Humphries
Chapter 18 classification and the periods (pages 305–320): Martin Hewitt
Chapter 19 fiscal suggestion (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 click and the broadcast note (pages 369–380): Aled Jones
Chapter 23 Crime, Policing and Punishment (pages 381–395): Heather Shore
Chapter 24 renowned relaxation and activity (pages 396–411): Andy Croll
Chapter 25 healthiness 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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4 These trends provide essential clues as to the next great change in the political economy of trade, the shift to free trade in the 1840s. Part of this shift was an awareness of the stickiness of exports to Europe, the lack of return goods in payment for British exports, and even apprehension that Europe would industrialize behind tariff barriers. Part, too, came from a desire to even out the pattern of boom and slump which had become marked in the 1830s and had led, between 1837 and 1842, to the greatest depression of the nineteenth century.

As a result, Europe was bound together by these mutually interlocking treaties into a low-tariff bloc, arguably the nearest she got to a common market before the 1970s. Russia still lay outside this network, but Western Europe had become an economic whole in a new way and, as in the twentieth century, much trade was between relatively advanced economies. Such treaties should be interpreted not simply as part of a narrow process of commercial bargaining nor as an attempt at British domination of Europe by means of an entente commerciale.

All historians rely heavily on the statistics provided in W. Schlote, British Overseas Trade from 1700 to the 1930s (Oxford, 1939), B. R. Mitchell and P. Deane, Abstract of British Historical Statistics (1962), A. H. Imlah, Economic Elements in the Pax Britannica: Studies in British Foreign Trade in the Nineteenth Century (1958), and B. R. Mitchell, British Historical Statistics (1988), to which I. Stone, The Global Export of Capital from Great Britain, 1865–1914 (1999) is a valuable addition. Particular issues are dealt with in F.

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