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Great Britain, through the wealth generated by its extensive slave (and slave-related) trading, its cut-throat competition with the Dutch (which lead to a series of Anglo-Dutch Wars).
Britain ranked as the world's largest trading nation in 1860, but by 1913 it had lost ground to both the United States and Germany: British and German exports in that year each totalled $2.3 billion, and those of the United States exceeded $2.4 billion.
Britain, in as sense, continued to adhere to the Cobdenite notion that informal colonialism was preferable — the established consensus among industrial capitalists during the age of Pax Britannica between the downfall of Napoleon and the Franco-Prussian War.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Economic_history_of_Great_Britain   (8956 words)

  
  Economic history of Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Great Britain, through the wealth generated by its extensive trade, its cutthroat competition with the Dutch, and its wealth in natural resources, especially coal was the first nation to experience the Industrial Revolution.
Britain was even growing incapable of dominating the markets of India — a crown colony by 1858 that Disraeli would later deem "the brightest jewel of the crown" —, Manchu China, the coasts of Africa, and Latin America.
Britain, in as sense, continued to adhere to the Cobdenite notion that informal colonialism was preferable — the established consensus among industrial capitalists during the age of Pax Britannica between the downfall of Napoleon and the Franco-Prussian War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economic_history_of_Great_Britain   (7392 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Economic history of Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Britain outlawed slavery in 1833 and soon began enforcing this law on other nations.
Britain ranked as the world's largest trading nation in 1860, but by 1913 it had lost ground to both the United States and Germany: British and German exports in that year each totalled $2.3 bullion, and those of the United States exceeded $2.4 billion.
In Britain this was seen with the rise of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) and the Fascists under Oswald Moseley.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Economic-history-of-Great-Britain   (6066 words)

  
 British History | History of Great Britain | United Kingdom History | Questia.com Online Library
Great Britain's population has shown increasing ethnic diversity since the 1970s, when people from the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Africa, and China began immigrating; in the late 1990s these groups accounted for close to 3% of the population.
This trend was also reflected in a shift in Great Britain's economic base, which has benefited the southeast, southwest, and Midlands regions of the country, while the north of England and Northern Ireland have been hard hit by the changing economy.
Little is known about the earliest inhabitants of Britain, but the remains of their dolmens and barrows and the great stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury are evidence of the developed culture of the prehistoric Britons.
www.questia.com /library/history/european-history/british-history.jsp   (2205 words)

  
 History of GREAT BRITAIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The inhabitants of Britain - the island containing England, Wales and Scotland - live in a state of some confusion over their group identity.
The motivation in 1707 is largely economic for the Scots and political for the English.
Britain in the early 18th century is the scene of a strong reaction against the self-indulgence of baroque architecture, replacing it with the clear-cut classical lines of Palladio.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab07   (2322 words)

  
 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Economics: Economic History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The History Mechanics - New classification of an economic crisis: stagflation and overproduction.
History of Economic Thought - A repository of links and information on the history of economic thought, from the ancient times until the modern day, designed for those interested in learning about economics from a historical perspective.
History of the Eighties - Lessons for the Future - A study prepared by the FDIC's Division of Research and Statistics presents a detailed analysis of the complex combination of causes that led to the extraordinary number of bank failures in the 1980s and early 1990s.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Economics/Economic_History   (1731 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - England
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The capital, largest city, and chief port of England is London, with a population in 2001 of 7,172,000.
One of the principal physiographic features of England, as well as of the entire island of Great Britain, is the deeply indented coast.
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 English History Timeline
Political and Economic History of Great Britain from the Civil War to the Twentieth Century (with an Emphasis on the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries)
France cedes Canada and the Mississippi Valley to Britain.
Peace treaty signed in Paris between Great Britain and the United States.
www.victorianweb.org /history/historytl.html   (633 words)

  
 Great Britain: History
Great Britain's period of hegemony was ending, as both Germany and the United States were surpassing it in industrial production.
The basic domestic economic problem of the post–World War I years was the decline of Britain's traditional export industries, which made it more difficult for the country to pay for its imports of foods and raw materials.
Britain had undertaken to help Greece and Turkey resist Communist subversion, but the financial burden proved too great, and the task was assumed (1947) by the United States.
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 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Most economic history books are catalogued with the prefix HC 240; those in British economic history, with HC 253, HC 254.5.
Written from the point of view of an economist-oriented economic historian, it provides excellent introductory and concluding chapters on "historical models of [economic] growth" and "anti-models"; and it provides very full coverage of the national economies (all sectors) of Germany, France, and Russia.
Furthermore, some of the essays are rather difficult for second year students (and might thus discourage you from studying economic history); and not all are of good quality.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~munro5/303bib.htm   (7335 words)

  
 The American Revolution - The Making of America and Her Independence
Great Britain undertook a new colonial policy intended to tighten political control over the colonies and to make them pay for their defense and return revenue to the mother country.
Boston was under British siege, and before that siege was climaxed by the costly British victory usually called the battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775) the Congress had chosen (June 15, 1775) George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Armed Forces.
Some delegates had come to the Congress already committed to declaring the colonies independent of Great Britain, but even many stalwart upholders of the colonial cause were not ready to take such a step.
www.americanrevolution.com   (1145 words)

  
 LarryNeal
Larry Neal is a Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
From 1967 to now, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Economics at Illinois, although he was an Economist-Administrator at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris from 1970 to 1972.
His research interests include monetary and financial history, European economic history and the economics of the European Union.
www.business.uiuc.edu /lneal   (411 words)

  
 Britain in 1914
The foundations for the empire were laid between 1750 and 1850 during which Britain acquired India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Rhodesia, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, several islands in the West Indies and various colonies on the African coast.
Britain was also concerned by the growth in the German Navy and in 1904 the two countries signed the
There were soldiers in all Britain's overseas possessions except the white dominions of Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWinBritain.htm   (480 words)

  
 HISTORY OF BRITAIN FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The History of Britain, until the last few hundred years, was one of struggle and competition between the separate nation-states that occupied various parts of the island of Great_Britain.
England became the dominant power, coexisting with these nations at different times under the mantle of ''Great Britain'' to form the United_Kingdom.
See Britain for a discussion of the various interpretations of the word ''Britain''.
velocipay.com /History_of_Britain   (161 words)

  
 H-Net Review: David Mitch on Education and Economic Decline in Britain, 1870 to the 1990s
Sanderson is a prominent authority on the history of the relation between education and the economy in Britain since the industrial revolution.
In accounting for Britain's failure to provide a sufficient total level of education and under-investment in technical and vocational education, Sanderson assigns part of the blame to inadequate government support, noting the failure of any coherent national policy to develop.
Britain's educational system has been subject to major changes at all levels during the 120 years this work considers.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=3234948317258   (2040 words)

  
 Great Britain, UK tourist information guide
Great Britain - whether you live here in the UK, or are planning a visit to England, Scotland or Wales, then this is the web site to use to get all the information you need to enjoy a holiday or business trip
Retrospectively I think there must have been something radically flawed with history as it is taught in out schools as our history is fascinating.
For this history guide, we shall divide the period of history into four main chunks, and each of these four main chunks then subdivided into bite sized chapters that try to explain the way that things happened
www.great-britain.co.uk   (367 words)

  
 HISTORY 351 HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN TO 1688
The entire span of British history will be covered in two courses, each of them five weeks in length (8 hours per week).
It is perfectly acceptable for two students to share a set of texts, an arrangement that is especially convenient when you are roommates.
1/27  Social, Economic, and Religious Crises of the late medieval/early Tudor era                H, Ch.
www.class.csupomona.edu /his/LONDON.htm   (683 words)

  
 History Data Service - Great Britain Historical Database Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Great Britain Historical Database is a large database of British nineteenth and twentieth-century statistics.
The Great Britain Historical Database has been created by Humphrey Southall, David Gilbert and Ian Gregory as part of the Great Britain Historical GIS Programme.
Although all efforts are made to ensure the quality of the materials, neither the copyright holder, the original data producer, the relevant funding agency, AHDS History, nor the UK Data Archive bear any responsibility for the accuracy or comprehensiveness of these materials.
hds.essex.ac.uk /gbh.asp   (868 words)

  
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Economic Diplomacy and the Origins of the Second World War: Germany, Britain, France and Eastern Europe, 1930-1939, by David Kaiser, Journal of Economic History, 41, 4 (December 1981), 920-921.
Economy and Foreign Policy, The Struggle of the Great Powers for Hegemony in the Danube Valley, 1919-1939, by Gyorgy Ranki, Journal of Economic History, (June 1985), 494-495.
A History of Interest Rates, 3rd ed., by Sidney Homer and Richard Sylla, Journal of Economic History (September 1992), 752-753.
www.business.uiuc.edu /lneal/vita2001.doc   (5804 words)

  
 Political & Economic History of Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Political and Economic History of Great Britain (1642-1945)
France cedes Canada and the Mississippi Valley to Britain.
Peace treaty signed in Paris between Great Britain and the United States.
www.gurpsmaster.de /gbhist.htm   (575 words)

  
 JSTOR: The Economic History Review
welcomes contributions based on the full range of methodological approaches used by economic and social historians and is pleased to publish high quality research on the economic and social history of any area of the world.
The emphasis is on broad coverage of themes of economic and social change, including their intellectual, political and cultural implications.
For many years past a comprehensive annual list of publications on the economic and social history of Great Britain and Ireland has been published.
www.jstor.org /journals/00130117.html   (214 words)

  
 Victorian Britain - The 'Great Depression'
'The Causes of the Great Depression', Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies (1961).
Britain's Prime and Britain's Decline; The British Economy, 1870-1914.
'Lancashire Landowners and the Great Agricultural Depression,' Northern History (1986).
www.dur.ac.uk /alan.heesom/greatdepression.htm   (106 words)

  
 The History Slice - United Kingdom Resources
If you are looking for historical background, this is an excellent site to get information on many aspects of British history ranging from health and housing to political and social movements.
A large collection of topics of covering many areas of Irish history, including Celtic history, the Famine, the Irish Republic, emigration history, timelines, historic documents, and more.
This history of clothing and costumes provides some insight on how your ancestors may have dressed.
www.historyslice.com /regions/uk/gen_uk9.htm   (672 words)

  
 Great Britain: History
The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History.
History at University 2000.(teaching of history in universities in Great Britain) (History Today)
Rugby League: Goodway plays down history in battle of the mind games Owen Slot finds the Great Britain coach in an unusually serious mood as he contemplates today's rugby league decider against Aust (The Sunday Telegraph)
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 Economic History Resources - How Much is That? (British Pounds)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Five Ways to Compare the Worth of a United Kingdom Pound, 1830 - 2002," which presents five different ways (including the RPI) that can be used to compare the worth of a British Pound for the years 1830 - 2002.
To determine the value of an amount of money in a particular ("original") year compared to another ("desired") year, enter the values in the appropriate places below.
If you do not find what you are looking for there, feel free to email us your comments and questions at admin@eh.net.
www.eh.net /hmit/ppowerbp   (311 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: The Privileges of Independence: Neomercantilism and the American Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
"Crowley's treatment of English commercial policy and economic thought, particularly the changes in political economy after Adam Smith, is fascinating, as is his account of American treaty negotiations in the 1770s and 1780s."--Margaret E. Newell, Journal of Economic History
Subjects > History > Europe >; England >; 18th Century
U.S. History - Constitutional Period To Civil War (1789-1860)
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0801846676   (223 words)

  
 Industrial Revolution-Pathfinders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
There is much in the way of useful information about and illustrations of life during the Industrial Revolution here, but it is not organized around terms as most books called "encyclopedia" are.
A monograph is a written account on one particular subject, usually presented in narrative form (paragraphs, chapters, etc.).
International in scope, this collection covers such Industrial Revolution-related subjects as the first technology exhibition and the refinement of economic theory in the light of labor developments.
berkeleypubliclibrary.org /teen/indusrev.html   (443 words)

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