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‘No Settled Convictions’? Arthur Balfour, Political Economy, and Tariff Reform: A Reconsideration

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the political economy of the Edwardian Conservative leader Arthur Balfour, and seeks to open new vistas on the complexities and nuances of the tariff reform versus free trade ... More


The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Marc Flandreau

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Glitter of Gold studies the so far unexplored operation of the international monetary system that prevailed before the emergence of the international gold standard in 1873. Conventional wisdom ... More


The French Crime of 1873: An Essay in Interpretation

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 8 analyses the end of bimetallism. It shows that the conventional view of an inescapable collapse is not founded. France, endowed with a large share of the gold output of the 1850s and 1860s, ... More


Free Silver and the Democratic Party

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the free silver movement and how the silver issue influenced the Democratic Party's ideological shift. More specifically, it considers William Jennings Bryan's demands for the ... More


Accounting for the Fall of Silver: Hedging Currency Risk in Long-Distance Trade with Asia, 1870-1913

Michael Schiltz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198865025
eISBN:
9780191897405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865025.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Whereas the emergence of the classical gold standard (1870‒1914) has attracted considerable attention in the economic literature, only very few authors have inquired into the protracted confidence ... More


Silver Risk, Silver Exports, and Sovereign Debt in the Nineteenth Century: A Brief Reappraisal

Michael Schiltz

in Accounting for the Fall of Silver: Hedging Currency Risk in Long-Distance Trade with Asia, 1870-1913

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198865025
eISBN:
9780191897405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865025.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Whereas in the traditional view, bimetallism has been considered innately flawed, and the worldwide adoption of the gold standard, for that reason, inevitable, this chapter finds traces of evidence ... More


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