Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of Britain 1851-1951

Paperback | May 3, 2007

byMartin Daunton

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Martin Daunton provides a clear and balanced view of the continuities and changes that occurred in the economic history of Britain from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Festival of Britain in 1951. In 1851, Britain was the dominant economic power in an increasingly global economy. The First World War marked a turning point, as globalisation went into reverse and Britain shifted to 'insular capitalism'. Rather than emphasizing the decline of the British economy, this book stresses modernity and the growth of new patterns of consumption in areas such as the service sector and the leisure industry.

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Martin Daunton provides a clear and balanced view of the continuities and changes that occurred in the economic history of Britain from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Festival of Britain in 1951. ...

Martin Daunton is Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and President of the Royal Historical Society. He was formerly Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Churchill College. He has written extensively on British history since 1700, especially on urban history and economic and social policy, and i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.38 inPublished:May 3, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198732090

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1. IntroductionPart IThe Anatomy of the British Economy2. Aristocrats, agriculture and the land3. Industrialists and the urban economy4. The service economy5. The growth of the British economyPart IIGlobalization and Deglobalization6. Free trade and protectionism7. Capital exports8. The rise and demise of the gold standard9. Rebuilding the international economic order?Part IIIPoverty, Prosperity and Population10. Births and marriages11. Deaths and disease12. Rich and poor13. Cultures of consumptionPart IVPublic Policy and the State14. Taxing and spending15. Education16. From the poor law to the Liberal social reforms17. War, reconstruction and depression18. Building a new Jerusalem