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Wealth and welfare : an economic and social history of Britain, 1851-1951

Author: M J Daunton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Economic and social history of Britain.
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Martin Daunton provides a clear and balanced view of the continuities and changes that occurred in the economic history of Britain from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Festival of Britain in 1951. In 1851, Britain was the dominant economic power in an increasingly global economy. The First World War marked a turning point, as globalization went into reverse and Britain shifted to 'insular capitalism'. Rather  Read more...
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Daunton, M.J. (Martin J.).
Wealth and welfare.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007008579
(OCoLC)85830689
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M J Daunton
ISBN: 9780191524936 019152493X
OCLC Number: 181760069
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 656 p.) : ill.
Contents: The nation's wealth and the people's welfare --
Agriculture and the land --
Industry and the urban economy --
The service economy --
The growth of the British economy --
Free trade and protectionism --
Capital exports --
The rise and demise of the gold standard --
Rebuilding the international economic order? --
Births and marriages --
Deaths and disease --
Rich and poor --
Cultures of consumption --
Taxing and spending --
Education --
From the poor law to the welfare state --
Managing the economy --
The festival of Britain and British identity.
Series Title: Economic and social history of Britain.
Responsibility: Martin Daunton.
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