Modern Economic and Social History

Modern Economic and Social History

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Modern Economic and Social History encourages the publication of scholarly monographs on aspects of modern economic and social history. While emphasis is placed on works embodying original research, the series also provides studies of a more general and thematic nature which offer a reappraisal or critical analysis of major issues of debate. Economic and social history has been a flourishing subject of scholarly study during recent decades. Not only has the volume of literature increased enormously but the range of interest in time, space and subject matter has broadened considerably so that today there are many sub-branches of the subject which have developed considerable status in their own right.

  • Across the Borders: Financing the World's Railways in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries book cover

    Across the Borders

    Financing the World's Railways in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    By Günter Dinhobl

    Edited by Ralf Roth

    Until now we have only had relatively narrow economic studies comparing investments in railways with investments in other fields of individual economies. 'Across the Borders' not only opens the door for fundamental new insights into a trans-national view of railway history, but also contributes to…

    Hardback – 2008-06-26
    Routledge
    Modern Economic and Social History

  • Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Liberalism: Richard Cobden Bicentenary Essays book cover

    Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Liberalism

    Richard Cobden Bicentenary Essays

    By Simon Morgan

    Edited by Anthony Howe

    Richard Cobden (1804-65) rose from humble beginnings to become the leading advocate of nineteenth-century free-trade and liberalism. As a fierce opponent of the Corn Laws and promoter of international trade he rapidly became an influential figure on the national stage, whose name became a byword…

    Hardback – 2006-11-28
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    Modern Economic and Social History

  • Taste, Trade and Technology: The Development of the International Meat Industry since 1840 book cover

    Taste, Trade and Technology

    The Development of the International Meat Industry since 1840

    By Richard Perren

    Focusing on the interactions of producers, sellers and consumers of meat across the world, Richard Perren elucidates aspects of the evolution of the international economy and the part played by the investment of capital and the enterprise of individuals. The study utilises the government reports…

    Hardback – 2006-05-26
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    Modern Economic and Social History

  • Arms and the State: Sir William Armstrong and the Remaking of British Naval Power, 1854–1914 book cover

    Arms and the State

    Sir William Armstrong and the Remaking of British Naval Power, 1854–1914

    By Marshall J. Bastable

    Arms and the State is a history of Britain's first and foremost modern armaments company, the Armstrong Whitworth Company, from its origins in 1854 to 1914. It focuses on the role of Sir William G. Armstrong, an engineer and entrepreneur who transformed his modest mechanical engineering business…

    Hardback – 2004-02-28
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    Modern Economic and Social History

  • Industrial Clusters and Regional Business Networks in England, 1750-1970 book cover

    Industrial Clusters and Regional Business Networks in England, 1750-1970

    Although economists have long recognised industrial districts as one of the key features of many economies, it is only recently that attention has been focused on the region as an effective means of generating accurate insights into the larger picture of economic performance. This renewed interest…

    Hardback – 2003-06-28
    Routledge
    Modern Economic and Social History