Insuring the industrial revolution : fire insurance in Great Britain, 1700-1850 (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Insuring the industrial revolution : fire insurance in Great Britain, 1700-1850

Author: Robin Pearson
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2004.
Series: Modern economic and social history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through a detailed study of the archives of nearly 50 English and Scottish insurance companies founded between 1696 and 1850 together with the construction of many new datasets on output,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Pearson
ISBN: 0754633632 9780754633631
OCLC Number: 912328088
Awards: Winner of Wadsworth Prize 2004
Description: xi, 434 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Fire insurance and British economic growth, 1700-1850; Part I: The fire insurance markets of Georgian London; Provincial fire insurance in the 18th century; Insurance in wartime, 1782-1815; Insurance in and out of crisis, 1815-50; Part II: Company foundation; Marketing; Underwriting; Investments; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Modern economic and social history.
Responsibility: Robin Pearson.

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Winner of the 2004 Wadsworth Prize for Business History, awarded by the UK Business Archives Council for the best book in business history. '... meticulously researched... this monograph, the result Read more...

 
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