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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.

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Estates, Enterprise and Investment at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution Estate Management and Accounting in the North-East of England, c.1700-1780

Estates, Enterprise and Investment at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution: Estate Management and Accounting in the North-East of England, c.1700-1780

1st Edition

By David Oldroyd
February 27, 2017

At the beginning of the eighteenth century the landed estate represented the largest and most clearly defined type of business organisation in existence in pre-industrial England. Given the need for capital, wayleave rights and a ready supply of coal, iron and other raw materials it is unsurprising...

Industrial Reorganization and Government Policy in Interwar Britain

Industrial Reorganization and Government Policy in Interwar Britain

1st Edition

By Julian Greaves
March 29, 2017

Offering a detailed overview of state involvement in the rationalisation and reorganisation of British industry between the wars, this is the first work to address the issues in a comprehensive manner for over 50 years. Utilising a range of primary source material (including papers from the PRO, ...

Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Liberalism Richard Cobden Bicentenary Essays

Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Liberalism: Richard Cobden Bicentenary Essays

1st Edition

By Simon Morgan, Anthony Howe
February 27, 2017

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 ...

The Popularization of Malthus in Early Nineteenth-Century England Martineau, Cobbett and the Pauper Press

The Popularization of Malthus in Early Nineteenth-Century England: Martineau, Cobbett and the Pauper Press

1st Edition

By James P. Huzel
February 27, 2017

The political economist Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) has gained increasing and deserved scholarly attention in recent years. As well as the republication of his works and letters, a rich body of scholarship has been produced that enlightens our understanding of his thoughts and arguments. Yet ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Günter Dinhobl, Ralf Roth
November 15, 2016

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 ...

The Skilled Compositor, 1850–1914 An Aristocrat Among Working Men

The Skilled Compositor, 1850–1914: An Aristocrat Among Working Men

1st Edition

By Patrick Duffy
November 15, 2016

For the first time since its invention over 500 years ago, the print medium is being challenged as the primary means of recording and communicating ideas. Indeed, within the printing industry itself the advent of digital technology has rendered the craft of hand setting metal type obsolete - the ...

Mining Tycoons in the Age of Empire, 1870–1945 Entrepreneurship, High Finance, Politics and Territorial Expansion

Mining Tycoons in the Age of Empire, 1870–1945: Entrepreneurship, High Finance, Politics and Territorial Expansion

1st Edition

Edited By Raymond E. Dumett
November 09, 2016

The years of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, aptly described by Mark Twain as the 'Gilded Age' witnessed an unprecedented level of technological change, material excess, untrammled pursuit of profit and imperial expansion. Within this dynamic and often ruthless environment many ...

The Seaside, Health and the Environment in England and Wales since 1800

The Seaside, Health and the Environment in England and Wales since 1800

1st Edition

By John Hassan
November 28, 2016

The seaside has always held a special position in British history as a place of rest, relaxation and recuperation. Over the last 200 years many have made their way to the coast, attracted by the long sunshine hours, the clean ozone-charged air and the opportunities for bathing in and even drinking...

Aspects of Independent Romania's Economic History with Particular Reference to Transition for EU Accession

Aspects of Independent Romania's Economic History with Particular Reference to Transition for EU Accession

1st Edition

By David Turnock
November 10, 2016

After fifteen years of transition in the former communist states of Central and Eastern Europe it has become clear that for a substantial number the objective of reform and restructuring process is a market system in line with membership of the EU. In this study the long term economic ...

Governance, Growth and Global Leadership The Role of the State in Technological Progress, 1750–2000

Governance, Growth and Global Leadership: The Role of the State in Technological Progress, 1750–2000

1st Edition

By Espen Moe
September 06, 2016

This book focuses on the role of the state in promoting a country's long-term technological progress and industrial leadership. Throughout history, a nation's rise to dominance has invariably been followed by its fall; the dominant powers of today are not the same ones that controlled the world ...

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