This study of monopolies and trusts in England from Tudor days to the twentieth century was first published in 1909. It is a key text in the study of early capitalism and industrial organisation.
Part 1. Monopoly in the Days of Early Industrial Capitalism 1. The History of Early Capitalism 2. The Organization of Monopolies 3. Effects of Monopolies - Their Fall 4. Comparison with German Development Part 2. Free Trade and the Earliest Monopolist Combinations 5. The Doctrine of Free Competition 6. Monopolist Combinations in English Mining Part 3. The Modern Organization of English Industry on a Monopolist Basis 7. Introductory - Transition to the Present Time 8. The Sphere of Competition 9. Existing Monopolist Organizations in English History 10. Questions of Organization 11. Theoretical Conclusions and Criticisms. Appendices