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By Richard Price

Richard cost deals a thorough new interpretation of recent British background. He argues that the interval 1680-1880 was once a unique period in British background, a dynamic interval of a lot swap yet which used to be eventually contained inside essentially outlined obstacles. Professor rate hence identifies the 19th century because the finish of this era instead of the instant of modernity. Elegantly written and lucidly equipped, this examine may be of price to all students and scholars with an curiosity during this attention-grabbing interval.

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European Consumption and Asian Production in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries,’’ in Brewer and Porter, Consumption and the World of Goods, pp. 131–47, for the international dimensions; Peter Earle, The Making of the English Middle Class (London, 1989), p. 45. À… This was a consumer economy, but it was not a mass consumption economy. The consumer market did not embrace the working classes. The economic stimulant of demand derived almost entirely from the body of the middling classes, and the limits to the territory claimed by the consumer market were sharply deWned at the boundary between the middling and working classes.

Transformation was also the theme of the modern leading Marxist economic historians; see E. J. Hobsbawm, Industry and Empire: An Economic History of Britain Since 1750 (London, 1968), p. ’’ Charles Wilson’s England’s Apprenticeship 1603–1763 (London, 1965) remains a wise and important book. À J. H. , Cambridge, 1930), vol. I, pp. , Cambridge, 1932), vol. II, pp. 22, 110, 105. Clapham fully The economy of manufacture 19 this analysis and have deployed the mysteries of econometric analysis to the scant and bare statistics that survive from the period to demonstrate a view of economic growth as a more continuous process.

Price, the late nineteenth-century economic observer. ’’ Usually this is employed as a rhetorical device contrasting the social fate of various groups, sometimes capitalizing it, in other places not. ’’ Similarly, Ephraim Lipson was quite explicit in his Economic History of England that it was dangerous to draw sharp distinctions between the diVerent phases of economic growth. Lipson recognized that the industrial revolution ‘‘constituted no sudden breach with the existing order, but was part of a continuous movement which had already made marked advance’’: E.

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