1st Edition

An Economic History of Europe 1760-1930

ISBN 9780415607575
Published November 8, 2010 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

A history of the rise of industrialism in modern Europe, containing a description of the revolutionary changes which transformed industry, commerce and agriculture at the beginning of the last century, with an account of their reactions on the political and economic condition of the chief European nations.

The social problems created by this momentous revolution are discussed in detail, and a historical survey is given of the various attempts to correct the evils of industrialism, on the one hand through state intervention by means of poor laws, factory laws, schemes of social insurance, etc., and on the other through voluntary effort as manifested in movements like trade unionism, co-operation, profit sharing and co-partnership. Post-war developments such as the Russian Revolution and international labour legislation are also described in detail and depth. This book was first published in 1930.

Table of Contents


Preface… v

Introduction vii

I The Industrial Revolution 1

II The Agrarian Revolution… 14

III The Revolution in Transport… 34

IV The Revolution in Commerce… 51

V The Revolution in Commercial Policy… 65

VI MOney, Banking and Investment… 82

VII Socialism and the Social Problem… 106

VIII The Political Labour Movement… 125

IX The Industrial Labour Movement… 140

X The Co-operative Movement… 160

XI Profit-sharing and Co-Partnership… 189

XII The Factory Laws… 199

XIII The Poor Laws… 214

XIV Social Insurance… 236

XV SOME Recent Tendencies… 261

Statistical Appendix… 278

Suggestions for Further Reading… 282

Index … 235

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