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By Chris Williams

A significant other to Nineteenth-Century Britain provides 33 essays through specialist students on the entire significant elements of the political, social, fiscal and cultural heritage of england through the overdue Georgian and Victorian eras.

  • Truly British, instead of English, in scope.
  • Pays awareness to the reviews of girls in addition to of fellows.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes courses to additional reading.

Chapter 1 Britain and the area economic climate (pages 17–33): Anthony Howe
Chapter 2 Britain and the ecu stability of strength (pages 34–52): John R. Davis
Chapter three Britain and Empire (pages 53–78): Douglas M. Peers
Chapter four The military (pages 79–92): Edward M. Spiers
Chapter five The Monarchy and the home of Lords: The ‘Dignified’ components of the structure (pages 95–109): William M. Kuhn
Chapter 6 The kingdom (pages 110–124): Philip Harling
Chapter 7 Political management and Political events, 1800–46 (pages 125–139): Michael J. Turner
Chapter eight Political management and Political events, 1846–1900 (pages 140–155): Michael J. Turner
Chapter nine Parliamentary Reform and the voters (pages 156–173): Michael S. Smith
Chapter 10 Politics and Gender (pages 174–188): Sarah Richardson
Chapter eleven Political inspiration (pages 189–202): Gregory Claeys
Chapter 12 Agriculture and Rural Society (pages 205–222): Michael Winstanley
Chapter thirteen and shipping (pages 223–237): William J. Ashworth
Chapter 14 Urbanization (pages 238–252): Simon Gunn
Chapter 15 The kinfolk (pages 253–272): Shani D'Cruze
Chapter sixteen Migration and payment (pages 273–286): Ian Whyte
Chapter 17 way of life, caliber of existence (pages 287–304): Jane Humphries
Chapter 18 classification and the sessions (pages 305–320): Martin Hewitt
Chapter 19 financial concept (pages 321–333): Noel Thompson
Chapter 20 faith (pages 337–352): Mark A. Smith
Chapter 21 Literacy, studying and schooling (pages 353–368): Philip Gardner
Chapter 22 the clicking and the published be aware (pages 369–380): Aled Jones
Chapter 23 Crime, Policing and Punishment (pages 381–395): Heather Shore
Chapter 24 well known rest and activity (pages 396–411): Andy Croll
Chapter 25 overall healthiness and drugs (pages 412–429): Keir Waddington
Chapter 26 Sexuality (pages 430–442): Lesley A. Hall
Chapter 27 the humanities (pages 443–456): Patricia Pulham
Chapter 28 The Sciences (pages 457–470): Iwan Rhys Morus
Chapter 29 Politics in eire (pages 473–488): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 30 financial system and Society in eire (pages 489–503): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 31 Scotland (pages 504–520): E. W. McFarland
Chapter 32 Wales (pages 521–533): Matthew Cragoe
Chapter 33 British Identities (pages 534–552): Chris Williams

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Only regarding histories of the First World War, and the Concert of Europe, has international relations peered into the nineteenth century. In both cases it has fortified prevailing diplomatic emphases, and, in the latter, has been superficial. Economic dimensions have also been avoided. 2 Economic statements in diplomatic histories all too often seem unsubstantiated and general. Finally, historical literature has also characteristically been general in nature, with few studies of British relations with one country, and anglocentric in its interpretation and conclusions.

4 These trends provide essential clues as to the next great change in the political economy of trade, the shift to free trade in the 1840s. Part of this shift was an awareness of the stickiness of exports to Europe, the lack of return goods in payment for British exports, and even apprehension that Europe would industrialize behind tariff barriers. Part, too, came from a desire to even out the pattern of boom and slump which had become marked in the 1830s and had led, between 1837 and 1842, to the greatest depression of the nineteenth century.

Here the first stages of the Industrial Revolution gave Britain a massive initial advantage by 1820 but thereafter, as Britain produced industrial goods at cheaper and cheaper prices, the terms of trade were unfavourable as her efficiency was not matched by that of the producers of the imports she needed. 2 For Ricardo, the logic of Britain’s development lay in the exploitation of her industrial advantages and the transfer of resources from the land to industry and trade, a logic resisted by the agrarian elite until the 1840s, but one which would inspire some policy-makers from the 1820s.

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