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  • Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature

    Want, Riots, Migration

    By Lesa Scholl

    In Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature, Lesa Scholl explores the ways in which the language of starvation interacts with narratives of emotional and intellectual want to create a dynamic, evolving notion of hunger. Scholl’s interdisciplinary study emphasises literary analysis, sensory…

    Hardback – 2016-05-13 

  • Structural Analysis and the Process of Economic Development

    Edited by Jonas Ljungberg

    Economic development is full of discontinuities. Mainstream economists perceive these as external disturbances to a natural state of equilibrium, but this book argues that much of the discontinuities are part of economic development, suggesting that patterns can be understood with structural…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Mercantilism, Account Keeping and the Periphery-Core Relationship

    By Cheryl Susan McWatters

    Studies of mercantilism have tended to focus on the effects on the originating countries and populations. This new essay collection, based on extensive archival research, redresses that balance to examine the impact such trade had on indigenous populations and peripheral countries.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-01 
    Perspectives in Economic and Social History

  • The WPA

    Creating Jobs and Hope During the Great Depression

    By Sandra Opdycke

    Established in 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the most ambitious federal jobs programs ever created in the US. At its peak, the program provided work for almost 3.5 million Americans, employing more than 8 million people across its…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Unions and Economic Crisis

    Britain, West Germany and Sweden

    By Peter Gourevitch, Andrew Martin, George Ross, Stephen Bornstein, Andrei Markovits, Christopher Allen

    First published in 1984. This book represents a major study of union responses to the economic crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. Abjuring governmental or managerial outlooks, it argues that unions, as representatives of essential producer groups, would be central to the renegotiation of the economic…

    Hardback – 2016-04-22 
    European Trade Unions and the 1970s Economic Crisis

  • Charlotte Riddell's City Novels and Victorian Business

    Narrating Capitalism

    By Silvana Colella

    In spite of the popularity she enjoyed during her lifetime, Charlotte Riddell (1832-1906) has received little attention from scholars. Silvana Colella makes a strong case for the relevance of Riddell’s novels as narrative experiments that shed new light on the troubled experience of Victorian…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21 

  • Culture, Ideology and Politics

    Essays for Eric Hobsbawm

    Edited by Raphael Samuel, Gareth Stedman Jones

    First published in 1982, this book is inspired the ideas generated by Eric Hobsbawm, and has taken shape around a unifying preoccupation with the symbolic order and its relationship to political and religious belief. It explores some of the oldest question in Marxist historiography, for example the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18 

  • People's History and Socialist Theory

    Edited by Raphael Samuel

    First published in 1981, this book brings together different types of work by numerous fragmented groups in the field of Marxist history and puts them in dialogue with each other. It takes stock of then recent work, explores the main new lines, and looks at the political and ideological…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18 

  • Random Riches

    Gambling Past & Present

    By Manfred Zollinger

    Gambling is a fascinating subject which for many centuries has attracted public interest. Yet, despite its ubiquity, gambling (or gaming) leads a marginal existence within the boundaries of scholarly research. Providing a longue durée survey, this volume promotes a historical understanding of the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-14 

  • Desires of Credit in Early Modern Theory and Drama

    Commerce, Poesy, and the Profitable Imagination

    By Brian Sheerin

    Desires of Credit in Early Modern Theory and Drama traces the near-simultaneous rise of economic theory, literary criticism, and public theater in London at the turn of the seventeenth century, and posits that connecting all three is a fascination with creating something out of nothing simply by…

    Hardback – 2016-04-14 
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • The Market in History

    Edited by A.J.H. Latham, B L Anderson

    First published in 1986. The free market is often associated with liberty and individualism, and this connection has been made for more centuries than is generally realised. This essays collected in this book trace the development, importance and influence of the market as a dominating component of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 

  • A History of Europe

    From 1378 to 1494

    By W.T. Waugh

    First published in 1932, this book looks at a period that has often been thought of as a time of general decline in the most characteristic features of medieval civilisation. While acknowledging decline in many areas during this period — the power of the Church, feudalism, guilds, the Hanseatic…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 

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