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The Challenge of Affluence

Avner Offer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Since the 1940s Americans and Britons have come to enjoy an era of rising material abundance. Yet this has been accompanied by a range of social and personal disorders, including family breakdown, ... More


Free Trade, Transport, and Concealment

WILLIAM J. ASHWORTH

in Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259212
eISBN:
9780191717918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter shows that the evolving English state was ill equipped to combat the dramatic rise in illicit trade that erupted onto the scene in the early 18th century. Seamen with customs commissions ... More


‘Primacy Always Belongs to Politics’: Gustav Krupp and the Third Reich

R. J. Overy

in War and Economy in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202905
eISBN:
9780191675584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202905.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

There was no doubt in the minds of the American prosecutors that the head and leading directors of the Krupp concern bore some of the blame for the rise of Adolf Hitler, for conspiring to plan and ... More


Industry, c. 1780 — 1914: Problems and Prospects

Cormac Ó Gráda

in Ireland: A New Economic History 1780–1939

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205982
eISBN:
9780191676895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205982.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Historians and others have suggested many reasons why most of Ireland failed to industrialize in the 19th century. One, long popular with nationalist writers, blames the mercantilism that preceded ... More


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