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The Failure of Reconstruction and the Political Economy of Normalcy, 1914–1931

Scott Newton

in Profits of Peace: The Political Economy of Anglo-German Appeasement

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202127
eISBN:
9780191675164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202127.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The First World War was marked by growing reliance on economic interventionism by the British state. Although at first arrangements were largely ad hoc, all pretence at ‘business as usual’ ... More


Crisis and Restabilization, 1931–1937

Scott Newton

in Profits of Peace: The Political Economy of Anglo-German Appeasement

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202127
eISBN:
9780191675164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202127.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The struggle to keep Britain on the gold standard was abandoned in September 1931. The departure from gold facilitated a number of initiatives in economic policy which would have been unthinkable at ... More


The ‘Retreat’ to Scotland: The Tay Road Bridge and Dundee’s Post-1945 Development

Jim Phillips

in Jute No More: Transforming Dundee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860905
eISBN:
9781474406031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860905.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the significance and impact of the Tay Road Bridge on Dundee's post-1945 economy. The bridge, which opened on August 18, 1966, was a major engineering and industrial feat, a ... More


Growth and Cultural Change

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0020
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

Whilst reinsurance premiums grew rapidly after the war, claims also accelerated and reinsurers increasingly came under pressure to increase investment returns to support weakening technical results, ... More


The Star of the Hour, 1758–63

Andrew D. M. Beaumont

in Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198723974
eISBN:
9780191791277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723974.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter explores the impact upon colonial administration of the political ascent of William Pitt to leadership of the war effort. It examines the imprecision of Pitt’s instructions, and the ... More


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