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The Growth of English Industry and Commerce

The Growth of English Industry and Commerce
In Modern Times

Part 1. The Mercantile System

4th Edition

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  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107672673

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  • The Growth of English Industry and Commerce, published in its first edition in 1882, was a large-scale economic study by the historian William Cunningham (1849–1919). The ambitious work ultimately grew to encompass two volumes, divided into three parts, and reissued over a period of more than forty years in several revised and expanded editions. This book contains the 1907 fourth edition of the first part of Volume II, dealing with the mercantile system. It covers the period of economic history from the beginning of the Elizabethan era to about the end of the eighteenth century.

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    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107672673
    • length: 648 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 36 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the fourth edition
    Introduction: economic differences between mediaeval and modern society
    Part VI. The Mercantile System:
    1. Of the mercantile system in general
    Section 1. The Reign of Elizabeth:
    2. Nationalism
    3. The policy of Burleigh
    4. The landed interest
    5. The monied state
    Section 2. The Stuarts:
    6. The necessities of state
    7. Privileged companies for commerce
    8. The regulation of social and industrial conditions
    9. The beginnings of expansion
    10. Economic investigation and maxims
    Section 3. Parliamentary Colbertism:
    11. The English revolution
    12. Public finance
    13. Currency and credit
    14. Parliamentary regulation of commercial development
    15. Changes in the organisation and distribution of industry
    16. Scripted proprietors and substantial tenants
    17. The beginning of the end
    Part VII. Laissez Faire:
    1. The workshop of the world
    2. The introduction of machinery in the textile trades
    3. Aggravations of the evils of transition
    4. Human welfare
    5. Facilities for transport
    Appendix A. Wages assessments
    Appendix B. Enclosure and depopulation in 1607
    Appendix C. The action of James I and Charles I in regard to trade and the colonies
    Appendix D. Colonial and commercial administration under Charles II
    Appendix E. Complaints from the counties, 1650
    Appendix F. Statistics of progress, with diagrams showing (i) the increase in revenue and of the charge on the debt, and (ii) the growth of population and of the charge for the poor-rate
    Appendix G. Some difficulties in the interpretation of historical statistics
    Bibliographical index
    General index.

  • Author

    W. Cunningham

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