Money Finance and Empire 1790 1960

Author: R. F Holland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136284273
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Scholars have recently begun to pay renewed attention to the economics of empire, focusing in particular on the requirements of metropolitan Britain's economy and on the activities of imperial businesses. Within this broad field, financial questions, not least the subject of investment overseas or the 'export of capital', have long had a prominent place, and have been equally affected by the development of new appraoches. The consensus as to the volume and direction of Britain's overseas investments is being vigorously challenged. Technological advances have encouraged on a greatly enlarged scale the compilation and analysis of information about British investments and shareholdings abroad. The gradual easing of restrictions on business records has increased facilities for the study, especially, of imperial and colonial banking. Work on the financial policies of central governments is revealing much of interest to students of twentieth-century colonial rule and decolonization. This collection of essays brings together a selection of the latest research on these and other themes, and, for comparative purposes, includes examples of recent continental work.

Railway imperialism

Author: Clarence Baldwin Davis
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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The essays reflect on the imperial and anti-imperial effects of railways, whose rails traced the divergent paths of expanding capitalism, imperial strategy, and modernizing nationalism.

Evolution of the World Economy Precious Metals and India

Author: John McGuire
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Moving From The Early Stage Of Capitalist Development To That Of High Imperialism And Beyond, This Volume Investigates How The World Economy Was Governed By The Needs Of Merchant Capital And High Imperialism From 1500 To 1750, And By Shifts In The Process Of Industrial Revolution In The Subsequent Period, From The 1870S To The 1940S.

The Longman Handbook of Modern British History 1714 1995

Author: Chris Cook
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780582293045
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Designed for the student and general reader, this compact and accessible reference work provides all the essential facts and figures about major aspects of modern British history from the death of Queen Anne to the end of 1995. The book offers a full chronology and detailed political information; a wealth of material on population, education, social structure, social reform, crime, labour and religion; economic statistics covering agriculture, trade, prices and wages, transport and unemployment. There are detailed notes on wars and treaties; a biographical section giving brief notes on key careers; a glossary of essential historical terms; and an extensive (and fully updated) bibliography arranged by topic.