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Merchant Enterprise in Britain: From the Industrial Revolution to World War I

Merchant Enterprise in Britain: From the Industrial Revolution to World War I

Chapman, Stanley

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Book Details:
Publisher:Cambridge University Press ISBN:9780521351782 Published Date:16th April 1992 Dimensions:160 X 236 X 32 mm Weight:0.7965 kilograms Pages:356 Binding:Hardcover Condition:Good Notes:Ex-library in very good condition HB Cambridge 1993

Short Description

Looking at how British merchants responded to the opportunities of the Industrial Revolution and the growing British Empire, this book concludes that industrial entrepreneurs contributed little to merchant ventures, and that merchants evolved their own enterprise to meet changing opportunities.

Full Description

Studies of the British Industrial Revolution and of the Victorian period of economic and social development have until very recently concentrated on British industries and industrial regions, while commerce and finance, and particularly that of London, have been substantially neglected. This has distorted our view of the process of change, since financial services and much trade continued to be centred on the metropolis, and the south-east region never lost its position at the top of the national league of wealth.