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Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Postwar Britain, and Postwar America

Michael Veseth

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064209
eISBN:
9780199854998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064209.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book surveys the growth and decline of the Florentine economy, and that of Victorian Britain, and relates their experiences to the United States in the era following World War II, a period ... More


Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Mark Curthoys

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of how mid-Victorian Britain and its specialist advisers, in an age of free trade and the minimal state, attempted to create a viable legal framework for trade unions and strikes. It ... More


The Odious Tax and the Standing Miracle

Michael Veseth

in Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Postwar Britain, and Postwar America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064209
eISBN:
9780199854998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064209.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses specifically on how fiscal crisis and public finance unintentionally promoted structural rigidity and relative decline at the end of the nineteenth century. Victorian Britain was ... More


Prologue

Michael Veseth

in Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Postwar Britain, and Postwar America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064209
eISBN:
9780199854998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064209.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an experiment in comparative economic history. That is, it attempts to apply a model of structural change and fiscal crisis to two critical periods of the past: Renaissance Florence and ... More


The World's First Railway System: Enterprise, Competition, and Regulation on the Railway Network in Victorian Britain

Mark Casson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199213979
eISBN:
9780191707469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213979.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Organization Studies

The British railway network was a monument to Victorian private enterprise. Its masterpieces of civil engineering were emulated around the world. But its performance was controversial: praised for ... More


Introduction

Catherine J. Golden

in Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033792
eISBN:
9780813039336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033792.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book returns to the historical moment in Victorian Britain before the invention of the telegraph and the telephone and just at the opening of the Great Western Railway in 1838, a service which ... More


Introduction

Martin Daunton

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book places the establishment of the British Academy in the context of the Victorian organisation of knowledge. In this introductory chapter, the nature of academic, official, and legitimate ... More


Family and Women

G. R. Searle

in Morality and the Market in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206989
eISBN:
9780191677410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206989.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the importance of protecting women and children under modern capitalism in Victorian Britain. It analyses whether economic considerations played a part in the selection of ... More


Introduction

MARK CURTHOYS

in Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the structures inherited by policymakers of mid-Victorian Britain from their Liberal-Tory predecessors a generation earlier granting trade unions a distinctive form of legal ... More


Chapter Eight The Evolution and Dissemination of Historical Knowledge

Michael Bentley

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the nature and development of historical knowledge and understanding in Victorian Britain. It describes the pervasive tendencies within the period as a whole with respect to ... More


Moral Reform

G. R. Searle

in Morality and the Market in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206989
eISBN:
9780191677410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206989.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses attempts to achieve moral reform in Victorian Britain under free market conditions. The moral reformers set out to control or discourage a number of immoral practices including ... More


Protestantism and Victorian Britain

John Wolffe

in The Protestant Crusade in Great Britain 1829–1860

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201991
eISBN:
9780191675119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201991.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the significance of anti-Catholicism in the history of Victorian Britain. It discusses the developments in the Protestant movement after 1860 and compares the British ... More


Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain

Pamela Walker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225916
eISBN:
9780520925854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225916.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Those people in uniforms who ring bells and raise money for the poor during the holiday season belong to a religious movement that in 1865 combined early feminism, street preaching, holiness ... More


‘Authority’ and the Market

G. R. Searle

in Morality and the Market in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206989
eISBN:
9780191677410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206989.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the restrictions imposed by public authorities on free trade regimes in Victorian Britain. It explains that market liberalism has only broken free from all the restrictions in ... More


The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Martin Daunton (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores the questions of what counted as knowledge in Victorian Britain, who defined knowledge and the knowledgeable, by what means and by what criteria. During the Victorian period, the ... More


Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

Peter Ghosh and Lawrence Goldman (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253456
eISBN:
9780191698149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253456.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the last twenty years one of the classical arenas for British historical writing — the politics of Victorian Britain — has ceased to be an obvious or self-evidently important subject. Facing up to ... More


‘Criminal Capitalism’

G. R. Searle

in Morality and the Market in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206989
eISBN:
9780191677410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206989.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the emergence of the so-called criminal capitalism in Victorian Britain. The economic liberals expected that freeing the market would end ‘Old Corruption’ and inaugurate ... More


The Problem of Poverty and Pauperism

G. R. Searle

in Morality and the Market in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206989
eISBN:
9780191677410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206989.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the implementation of the market principles of capitalism to address the issues concerning poverty and pauperism in Victorian Britain. It examines the impact of the passage of ... More


Amateurism and the Victorians

Richard Holt

in Sport and the British: A Modern History

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852298
eISBN:
9780191670541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852298.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the history of sports amateurism in Victorian Britain. The middle and upper classes devoted a large amount of time to sport, and even the business elite often seemed to be more ... More


The Victorian State in Comparative Perspective

Peter Baldwin

in Liberty and Authority in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271337
eISBN:
9780191699511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271337.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter argues that Victorian Britain had what was possibly a small, but none the less strong and effective state. The Continental nations, in contrast, often seem to have possessed states that ... More


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