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A Market Without Capitalism: 1650–1850

Ho-fung Hung

in The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Chapter 1 discusses how the massive influx of American silver into seventeenth- and eighteenth-century China fueled a commercial revolution that made China the most advanced market economy in the ... More


Ben Wheatley

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Ben Wheatley. Wheatley is considered one of the most singular talents to emerge in recent British cinema. His debut Down Terrace (2009), which ... More


New York and London

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0040
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Iris Barry's visits to London and New York in the 1960s. The past few years had seen a steady deterioration of her relationship with Pierre Kerroux, who continued to drink and ... More


The Frustrations of Colin Clark: England

Philipp Lepenies

in The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175104
eISBN:
9780231541435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175104.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Tells the story of how, during the Great Depression, another Englishman, Collin Clark, revives the old idea of William Petty, invents many of the methodological features of GDP-calculation, ... More


England

Natalie Berkowitz

in The Winemaker's Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167567
eISBN:
9780231537377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167567.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter presents a conversation with a winemaker from England: Cherie Spriggs of Nyetimber Vineyard. Archeological digs uncovered a long history of wine paraphernalia that proves wine was made ... More


London I (1931–1939)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter recounts Walrond's more “reclusive” period as he resided in London, albeit not without struggle. The challenge West Indian authors faced in England in the early 1930s were formidable, ... More


Systems of Sovereignty in Montesquieu

David William Bates

in States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158053
eISBN:
9780231528665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158053.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the political thought of Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu. In Spirit of the Laws, Montesquieu showed that the empires of England and Rome were ... More


“The Clipper Ship of the Imagination”

Paul G. Hackett

in Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158879
eISBN:
9780231530378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158879.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Theos Casimir Bernard's efforts to capitalize on the fame that he gained following his adventure in Tibet. While Theos was making his way back to India, Dorje Tharchin had ... More


Cattle Call

Kara Newman

in The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the history of cattle trading on the commodities market. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange was born from butter and eggs, evolving by the late 1920s into a meaty ... More


Crisis

Lodewijk Petram

in The World’s First Stock Exchange

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163781
eISBN:
9780231537322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163781.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the crisis that struck the Dutch East India Company’s shares during the seventeenth century. In the history of the Netherlands, 1672 is known as the Disaster Year. The Republic ... More


An Essential Ingredient in American Independence

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events leading up to Britain’s passage of the Sugar Act in 1764, which imposed duties on North American imports of molasses, a key ingredient in the production of rum by New ... More


Flying the Union Jack

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's British roots. A lifelong Anglophile, Butler reveled in his purebred British ancestry. “Speaking some years ago in England,” he wrote in Across the ... More


America

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Iris Barry's first few years in Depression-era New York. These were desperate, hand-to-mouth years. Burdened by debts left behind, the obligation to send money to her mother ... More


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