A Companion to 19th-Century Britain by Chris Williams

By Chris Williams

A better half to Nineteenth-Century Britain offers 33 essays by means of professional students on all of the significant elements of the political, social, fiscal and cultural background of england throughout the overdue Georgian and Victorian eras.

  • Truly British, instead of English, in scope.
  • Pays awareness to the reports of ladies in addition to of guys.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes publications to additional reading.

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Mitchell, British Historical Statistics (1988), to which I. Stone, The Global Export of Capital from Great Britain, 1865–1914 (1999) is a valuable addition. Particular issues are dealt with in F. Crouzet, Britain Ascendant: Comparative Studies in Franco-British Economic History (1990), P. Mathias and J. Davis, eds, International Trade and British Economic Growth (1996), and D. McCloskey, Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain: Essays in Historical Economics (1981). The link between trade and industrialization is explored by R.

Webb, Modern England: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (London, 1980), p. xiii. See also D. Read, England 1868–1914: The Age of Urban Democracy (London, 1979), p. ix; and the foreword by R. Blake to R. Shannon, The Crisis of Imperialism 1865–1915 (London, 1976), p. viii. 20. P. Langford, ‘Preface’, to C. , The Nineteenth Century: The British Isles: 1815–1901 (Oxford, 2000), p. v. 21. G. Kitson Clark, The Making of Victorian England (London, 1962), p. 275. FURTHER READING There are a number of useful single-volume and multi-volume histories of nineteenth-century Britain.

If the Titan was weary, the forces of recuperation were unlikely to come from the empire alone but from sustaining the open interdependent economy, the 32 anthony howe internationalization of economic and social life with which Keynes rightly associated British prosperity before 1914. ACKNOWLEDGMENT I am grateful to Dr Gabi Lombardi for compiling the statistical figures and tables used in this chapter. NOTES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. P. K. O’Brien, ‘Imperialism and the rise and decline of the British economy, 1688–1989’, New Left Review, 238 (1999), p.

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