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Merchant Capitalism and the Great Transition

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter sets out the stakes of the book's argument, situating the English East India Company with respect to some of the larger processes of transition and change in the early modern period and ... More


Emergence of the Isolated Household

Daniel W. Bromley

in Possessive Individualism: A Crisis of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062842
eISBN:
9780190062873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062842.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Economic Systems

We here explore the gradual emasculation of the household as the basic unit of provisioning during the four evolutionary phases of capitalism. This economic history reveals a gradual redefinition of ... More


The Merchants and the State

John Kenneth Galbraith

in Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the era of the merchants, the time of what is variously called merchant capitalism or mercantilism, a new and expanding world in which markets—and money—were strongly ... More


The French Design

John Kenneth Galbraith

in Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the ideas emerging at the end of the mercantilist era in France that served and celebrated agriculture, the diversely productive farms, rather than merchants and manufacturers. ... More


Capitalist Social Orders

Samuel A. Chambers

in Capitalist Economics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197556887
eISBN:
9780197556924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197556887.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 3, “Capitalist Social Orders,” defines a capitalist society as a social order structured by a capitalist mode of production in which all of production is reorganized so as to produce goods to ... More


Five Years Before the Mast: Observations on the Conditions of Maritime Labour in Finland and Elsewhere

Yrjö Kaukiainen

in Sail and Steam: Selected Maritime Writings of Yrjö Kaukiainen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007374
eISBN:
9781786944672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007374.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter attempts to define the characteristics of a transitioning maritime labour system. It discusses the living conditions and working environment for ordinary sailors in Finland and abroad, ... More


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