A Statistical Account of the British Empire: Exhibiting its Extent, Physical Capacities, Population, Industry, and Civil and Religious Instituti by J. R. McCullochA Statistical Account of the British Empire: Exhibiting its Extent, Physical Capacities, Population, Industry, and Civil and Religious Instituti by J. R. McCulloch

A Statistical Account of the British Empire: Exhibiting its Extent, Physical Capacities, Population…

byJ. R. McCulloch

Paperback | December 15, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info

$70.93

Earn 355 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

John Ramsay McCulloch (1789-1864) wrote numerous articles, pamphlets and books about the emerging field of political economy. This two-volume work, published in 1837, focuses on 'the British Empire, exclusive of its foreign dependencies', in other words, Great Britain and Ireland. McCulloch drew information from the 1821 and 1831 census returns and commissioned contributions from experts including William Jackson Hooker, who provided the article on botany. His book was the first such overview to be compiled in more than a century and is an indispensable contemporary source on life in Great Britain and Ireland at the close of the Georgian era. Volume 1 first covers topography and population, and then focuses on agriculture, providing fascinating data on land use and the breeds of livestock reared. Additional chapters focus on crime and punishment, improvements in diet and standard of living, the economic benefits deriving from overseas colonies, and the English language.
Title:A Statistical Account of the British Empire: Exhibiting its Extent, Physical Capacities, Population…Format:PaperbackDimensions:646 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.42 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:110803635X

ISBN - 13:9781108036351

Reviews

Table of Contents

Preface; Statistical account of the British Empire; Part I. Extent, Physical Circumstances, and Civil Divisions of the British Empire: 1. England and Wales; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland; Part II. Population; Part III. Industry of the British Empire: 1. Agriculture; Supplement.