Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of Britain 1851-1951 - Economic & Social History of Britain (Paperback)Martin Daunton (author)
Paperback 672 Pages / Published: 26/04/2007
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Martin Daunton provides a clear and balanced view of the continuities and changes that occurred in the economic history of Britain from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Festival of Britain in 1951. In 1851, Britain was the dominant economic power in an increasingly global economy. The First World War marked a turning point, as globalisation went into reverse and Britain shifted to 'insular capitalism'. Rather than emphasizing the decline of the British economy, this book stresses modernity and the growth of new patterns of consumption in areas such as the service sector and the leisure industry.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 936 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 36 mm
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