By Chris Williams
A better half to Nineteenth-Century Britain provides 33 essays by means of professional students on all of the significant elements of the political, social, monetary and cultural background of england through the past due Georgian and Victorian eras.
- Truly British, instead of English, in scope.
- Pays awareness to the studies of girls in addition to of guys.
- Illustrated with maps and charts.
- Includes publications to extra reading.
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Davis, The Industrial Revolution and British Overseas Trade (1979), while S. B. Saul’s Studies in British Overseas Trade, 1870–1914 (1960) and The Myth of the Great Depression, 1873–1896 (1985) remain valuable for changes in the late nineteenth century. The relationship with empire is central to P. Cain and A. G. Hopkins, British Imperialism, 1688–2000 (2001) and there are relevant essays in A. , The Oxford History of the British Empire, vol. 3, The Nineteenth Century (1999). For the political economy of British trade policy, see A.
P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (1963). Gender history’s foundational text for this period is L. Davidoff and C. Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class 1780–1850 (2002), while post-structuralist scholarship is at its most accessible and stimulating in P. Joyce, Visions of the People: Industrial England and the Question of Class, 1848–1914 (1991). Finally, those seeking to understand either the roots of nineteenth-century developments or their subsequent trajectories might begin with either H.
This huge outflow of capital has generated an equal outflow of historical literature concerning its causes and effects. Was it the result of the push of falling profits and surplus savings at home or the pull of greater profits abroad? Were the consequences harmful or beneficial? It has often been argued that this export of capital ‘starved’ British industry of the funds it needed to modernize and so slowed down the rate of economic growth at home, and held down the standard of living of the working class.