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Customs and excise : trade, production, and consumption in England 1640-1845

Author: William J Ashworth
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.
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Ashworth traces the growth of customs and excise, and their integral role in shaping the framework of industrial England. He examines their influence on elements such as state power, technical  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William J Ashworth
ISBN: 0199259216 9780199259212
OCLC Number: 644087005
Description: XXII, 396 Seiten
Contents: Abbreviations ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; PART I: CONSUMING THE PEOPLE ; 1. The Emergence of Public Credit: War, Revenue, and High Politics ; 2. The "Consumptibility" of Goods: Customs, Excise, and Trade ; 3. The Equitable Tax? ; 4. Liberty, Property, and the Excise ; PART II: THE "DEVIL'S REMEDY" ; 5. Delusion? Public Credit, Trust, and the Excise ; 6. The Introduction of the Excise ; 7. "His leering eyes gives such a look": The World of Excise ; PART III: AN IMPOLITE AND COMMERCIAL PEOPLE - THE COMMON ECONOMY ; 8. Life on the Waterfront ; 9. Pilfering, Custom Fees, and Renumeration ; 10. Smuggling ; 11. Free Trade, Transport, and Concealment ; PART IV: EXCISE, FRAUD, AND PRODUCTION ; 12. Drink and Food ; 13. Candles, Soap, Salt, Starch, Leather, Paper, Textiles, and Glass ; PART V: SHAPING AND REGULATING THE MARKET ; 14. Measurement, Instrumentation, and Alcohol Standards ; 15. Revenue, Metrology, and Casks ; 16. The Incarceration, Adulteration, and Policing of Taxed Goods ; PART VI: DISMANTLING THE FISCAL-MILITARY STATE ; 17. The Limits of Taxation and the Politics of Representation ; 18. Revenue, "Old Corruption", and Manufacturing Interests ; 19. "Simplicity, Uniformity, and Perspicuity" ; 20. "The Calcio Millennium" ; Index
Responsibility: William J. Ashworth.


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