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Classical Dynamics: The Corn Economy

Richard M. Goodwin

in Chaotic Economic Dynamics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283355
eISBN:
9780191596315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283350.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Deals with the classical dynamical problem of technological advances in an agricultural (corn) economy. Goodwin asserts that two mis‐specifications—concerning labour supply and technical ... More


Irish Potatoes and British Politics: Peel, Wellington, and the Repeal of the Corn Laws

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the Repeal of the Corn Laws (1846) under Peel and Wellington. They manipulated the issue dimensions, and got a measure passed in both houses that damaged the material interests of the ... More


Contamination: Transgenes in Mexican Corn?

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

In 2001, a group of researchers at the University of California-Berkeley published a report claiming that transgenes had moved from commercial corn to landrace corn in Oaxaca, Mexico. Transgenic corn ... More


Killer Corn: Monarch Butterfly Exterminators?

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

A study published in 1999 by a group of Cornell University researchers caused controversy by purporting that transgenic insect-resistant corn expressing a Bt endotoxin gene was risky for monarch ... More


Corn and Wampum

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explicates both the symbolic and actual uses of corn and wampum in Native daily and ceremonial life, and illustrates how Of Plimoth Plantation contains corn and wampum tropes. Corn is ... More


The metra in Aristotle, Eth. Nic. V vii 5 1134b 35–1135a3

DE STE CROIX

in Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This essay analyses a passage in Aristotle, Eth. Nic. V vii 5, 1134b35-1135a3. This passage is usually understood to say that corn and wine measures are ‘larger in wholesale and ... More


Genes and Human Psychological Traits

Thomas J. Jr. Bouchard

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter shows that genetic variation is an important feature of virtually every human psychological trait and must be taken into account in any comprehensive explanation (theory) of human ... More


Class Politics in the 1840s

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Anti-Corn Law League, at least in its inception, was very much a ‘business organization’, the only major political movement in Britain to have been launched from within a Chamber of Commerce. Its ... More


The Primacy of Palmerston? 1855–1865

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Most present-day historians agree that by the late 1850s and early 1860s, entrepreneurial politics in Britain was losing its cutting edge. This has been ascribed to three causes. First, it is claimed ... More


Chamber Voice from the Corn Laws to the Twenty-First Century

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter combines a full analysis of the Parliamentary Papers archive, giving an overview of all chamber parliamentary lobby activity, with detailed assessments of the main campaigns. It shows ... More


Farming systems and settlement forms

Helena Hamerow

in Rural Settlements and Society in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199203253
eISBN:
9780191741760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203253.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

A consideration of post-Roman land use concludes that the ‘fieldscapes’ of Roman Britain were often maintained despite some shift in emphasis towards pastoral production in the early Anglo-Saxon ... More


William McKerrow (1803–1878)

Ian J. Shaw

in High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250776
eISBN:
9780191600739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250774.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As a Scottish Presbyterian in the United Presbyterian Church and initially one of its formative bodies, the Secession Church, William McKerrow upheld the evangelical Calvinism of his denomination. ... More


Harriet Martineau on the Fertility of Exchange

Ayşe Çelikkol

in Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199769001
eISBN:
9780199896943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769001.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Harriet Martineau describes global commerce through metaphors of harmony and fertility in “Dawn Island” (1845), a didactic tale that she identified as her offering to the Anti-Corn Law League. To ... More


Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

G. R. Searle

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Historians have long debated the issue of why Britain did not experience a ‘middle-class revolution’. In the mid-Victorian years, in the aftermath of the Great Reform Act and the repeal of the Corn ... More


Free Trade and Liberal England 1846–1946

Anthony Howe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201465
eISBN:
9780191674891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201465.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The argument about the limits of free trade or protectionism rages throughout the world to this day. Following the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846, free trade became one of the most distinctive ... More


Parting Patriarchs of the Family Firms

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

in The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The conflict and confusion that follow in the wake of monarchic departures can be found as well following the other leadership departure styles if they occur in a family firm. To gain further ... More


Farmers, Seedsmen, and Scientists: Systems of Agriculture and Systems of Knowledge

Stephen A. Marglin

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The origins of hi-tech agriculture (hta) entailed how hybrid corn (maize) was initially developed in the United States during the first three decades of this century, its commercialization in the ... More


Exploitation of Assets I: Land and Demesne Produce

Berenice M. Kerr

in Religious Life for Women c.1100–c.1350: Fontevraud in England

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207528
eISBN:
9780191677717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207528.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines how the nuns administered their resources, looking in particular at land and demesne produce. The main resource possessed by any ... More


Croker, Peel, and Party Loyalty

William Thomas

in The Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker: Politics and History in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208648
eISBN:
9780191678103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208648.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

There are two sides to Peel. There is the man who is credited with building up the Tory party until it took power in 1841, the first Prime Minister to be returned by a majority at a general election; ... More


Free Trade and the Early Victorians: The Corn Laws Repealed, 1846

Anthony Howe

in Free Trade and Liberal England 1846–1946

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201465
eISBN:
9780191674891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201465.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the political and economic implications of the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846. Britain’s abandonment of the tariffs, which had protected agriculture for centuries, launched it ... More


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