Synopses & Reviews
Between 1830 and 1914 Britain became the world's major trading nation, carrier of the majority of the world's goods, by far the largest investor overseas, and the centre of the world's financial system. It was an exceptional time in the history of the country and one to which many look back, even a hundred years later, with nostalgia.
Concentrating on people rather on things, this book seeks to describe the overall income and wealth of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, its growth, and how that income and wealth was produced by and distributed between different people in the population.
This work describes the income and wealth of Britain between 1830-1914, its growth, and how that wealth was produced by and distributed between different people in the population. Britain's role as the world's major trading nation, was an exceptional time in the history of the country.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -207) and index.
About the Author
is Provost of London Guildhall University.
Table of Contents
2. Income and Wealth
3. Uncertainty and Risk
4. Population Change
5. Households: Consumption and Investment
6. Changing Workplaces
7. Food and Agriculture
10. Not Making, Digging, or Growing
11. The Open Economy
12. Economic Rules