Economic Annals of the Nineteenth Century

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CONTENTS
CHAPTER I
AT THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
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State of the war1
Commercial argument for peace2
Heavy taxation3
Famine; Wheat4
Denunciation of the middleman; Regrating5
Short commons; General high prices6
Standard of comfort; Rise in the cost of living7
Rise of wages -- in agriculture8
among artizans; Uncertainty of wage statistics; Poor relief9
The opening of the flood-gates10
Exports11
Imports; Re-exports; Cotton12
The old system; Spinning jenny; Water twist; Mule13
The Factory System; Wages; The power-loom; Calico-printing; Bleaching; Wool14
checked by protection; and by high prices; Not yet a machine industry15
Wool-combing; Linen -- in Ireland16
in Scotland; Silk; checked by protection17
The industrial revolution; its hardships; The steam engine18
Coal; Iron; Copper and tin19
Salt; Leather; Earthenware; Cutlery; Gun making20
Birmingham goods; Glass; Paper; Hempen goods; Clocks and hats; Machine-making; Machinery a trade secret21
Shipping; Home consumption22
Labour; The Combination Act23
Agriculture: -- reason of its slow progress24
Enclosures; Board of Agriculture; Bone dust25
Progress of agriculture in Scotland; e.g. Ayrshire26
The golden age of farming; Roads -- in Scotland27
in England; Canals28
Bank restriction29
in Ireland; France meantime on a specie basis30

-xiii-

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