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Regulating the British economy, 1660-1850

Author: Perry Gauci
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the regulation of the British economy in the long eighteenth century as a means to understand the synergies between political, social and economic change as Britain was transformed into a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Perry Gauci
ISBN: 9780754669692 0754669696 9780754697626 0754697622
OCLC Number: 689858551
Description: xi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction, Perry Gauci; Regulatory inertia and national economic growth: an African trade case study 1660-1714, William Pettigrew; A proactive state? The land bank, investment and party politics in the 1690s, Steve Pincus and Alice Wolfram; Regulation and rival interests in the 1690s, Mark Knights; Towards a British political economy: an 18th-century Scottish perspective, Bob Harris; Learning the ropes of sand: the West India lobby 1714-1760, Perry Gauci; Political convention and the merchant in the later 18th century, Daeryoon Kim; Bounties, the economy and the state in Britain, 1689-1800, Julian Hoppit; Investigation as a prelude to regulation: information, investigation and the abolition of the slave trade, Ian Barrett; Facing uncertainty: markets, norms and conventions in the 18th century, Philippe Minard; Regulating wages in 18th and early 19th-century England: arguments in context, Joanna Innes; The transition to factory production in the English wool textile industries: individual and family desires for labour regulation, 1720-1850, Paul Minoletti; Rent seeking or skill creating? Apprenticeship in early industrial Britain, Jane Humphries; Further reading, Julian Hoppit; Index.
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