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Mortality, Childcare and Mourning

in Children Remembered: Responses to Untimely Death in the Past

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781846310218
eISBN:
9781781380482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310218.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on la mort subie: the changing and varying risk of dying at an early age. Specifically, it deals with foetal, infant, and child mortality, that is, the risk of dying between ... More


English Indentured Migration: Origins, Destinations, Substitutions

John Wareing

in Indentured Migration and the Servant Trade from London to America, 1618–1718: 'There is Great Want of Servants'

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788904
eISBN:
9780191830938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788904.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Indentured servitude enabled the migration of a white labour force to the plantations. Bound migrants in the system are identified as Consigned, Exchanged, Redemptioner, and Customary servants. The ... More


Gender and Risk in the Early Stock Market

Amy M. Froide

in Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain's Financial Revolution, 1690-1750

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767985
eISBN:
9780191821837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767985.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines female investors’ exposure to risk in the early stock market. While today we assume women investors are less likely to take risks, in the eighteenth century this was not the ... More


The Board of Trade, 1748–49

Andrew D. M. Beaumont

in Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198723974
eISBN:
9780191791277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723974.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter introduces the Board of Trade, providing a brief history of the office, its purpose, strengths, and weaknesses. The chapter introduces the concept of salutary neglect, exploring various ... More


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