British Business and Protection 1903-1932 (Hardback)Andrew Marrison (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 996 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 35 mm
One pleasing aspect of this book, by no means guaranteed in modern academia, is that its contents fairly reflect its title. This monograph is a mine of information, written with authority, and faithful to its essential purpose. Its breadth and depth are reflected in the considerable range of source material consulted ... an impressive and authoritative work, carefully executed and a fitting reminder of the benefits still to be derived from a judicious blend of secondary, primary, and near-primary sources. * W.R. Garside, University of Birmingham, The Economic History Review, Volume L, No. 2, May 1997 *
substantial and learned work ... this study affords a most valuable, almost unique insight into the slow but irreversible process wich converted a society wedded in principle and by what be termed traditional prejudice to free trade into one which came meekly to accept a fully protectionist policy by almost universal consent. * Sidney Pollard, University of Sheffield, History 83/269 *
this detailed study of the involvement of British business in the campaign to end free trade reveals industrialists' political weakness and subservience to the will of politicians ... This is a fine piece of scholarship. The research is thorough, arguments are judicious and where speculation has been necessary, it has been clearly signalled and is never partisan. This will deservedly become the definitive account of the tariff reform campaign. * Alan Booth, University of Exeter, Labour History Revierw, Vol. 62, Part 1, 1997 *
This large and impressive work, rich in detail and perceptive in analysis, has been more than twenty years in the making and should hold its place as a major contribution to its subject well into the next century. Dr Marrison's study ... adds some interesting material to the current debate about the structure of British capitalism and the relations between that capitalism and the state. * Peter Cain, Sheffield Hallam University, 20C British History, Vol. 8, No. 2 '97 *
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