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1st Edition

An Economic History of England 1870-1939

ISBN 9781138864818
Published February 5, 2015 by Routledge
456 Pages

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Book Description

This is a comprehensive account of a decisive epoch in England's economic development by a leading economic historian.

'Works of economic history often get bogged dwon in figures - so many machines, so much unemployment, often, too, they are histories of technology, not of economic organization. Professor Ashworth goes to the opposite extreme in a most praiseworthy way: his book is actually good to read. Though there are tables of statistics (eleven of them), the book is an essay in interpretation, not an encyclopedia; it enriches our understanding rather than adding to our knowledge.' A.J.P. Taylor.

This classic book was first published in 1960.

Table of Contents

Part one: 1870-1914

1. The Characteristics of the Mid-Victorian Economy

2. The Environment of Economic Change

3. Agriculture

4. Mining, Manufacture and Building

5. Internal Transport and Trade

6. External Trade

7. Money, Banking and Trade

8. Labour

9. The Economic Influence of Government

10. The Course and Outcome of Economic Change


Part Two: The First World War

11. War Economy

12. The Economic Consequences of War


Part Three: 1919-1939

13. The Opportunities and Difficulties of the Interwar World

14. The Chief Economic Activities

15. Economic Organization

16. Public Policy and its Effects

17. The Course and Outcome of Economic Change

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Ashworth, William