Progress and Poverty: An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1700-1850

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INDEX
Aberdeenshire 81, 343, 405, 427
Abingdon 297
able-bodied poor 449, 453, 455, 463-5
Adam, James and Robert 87, 370
Adam, William87
Admiralty 214
Africa296, 374, 376, 377, 537, 542
age, see elderly; marriage
age at leaving home 404, 408, 431-2
agents, see brokers
agrarian regions 26-9, 38-9
see also fens; fielden; lowlands; marshes;
soil; uplands; woodland
Agriculture, Board of 111-12
agriculture and rural society 25-122
agricultural involution 388
agricultural revolution 10, 11, 36; land-
lords' 35-9, 49, 159; yeomen's 37-9, 40, 42-3, 49-50, 52, 75
depression 41-2, 368
domestic system 148-54, 159, 160-1, 162, 169
finance 260, 519
growth, possibilities of 3, 4, 10, 11
imports and exports 44-5
industry, see industry
integration of economy: demand and
supply 375, 376, 377; merchants and
marketing 321-3, 325-30; specialization 38, 141-5, 267-8, 269, 272, 279; transport 288, 297
labourers' day 16, 82, 109-10, 117, 159, 398-400, 429, 458, 492
landlords and rents 52-6
open fields and runrig 48, 93-100, 104, 113-15
poor relief and charity 458, 467
population 35, 39, 53, 56, 159-60, 388, 396, 399-400, 403
production 25-60; endosures 92, 113-17;
industry 136, 138; labour productivity
and release of labour 42-52, 125-7, 131, 136, 158; measurement 26-36; raising
yields 36-42
protection, see Corn Laws
service in husbandry 15, 81-2, 397-400, 414, 431-2, 467
unrest 327-9, 486, 492-3, 498
wages and standard of living 427, 429-30, 431
see also arable; enclosures; estates; famines; field systems; land; service in husbandry; tenure
Aire, river297
alcohol 537
tax on 510, 519, 523
see also brewing and distilling
Aldcroft, D. H.295
Aldenham Place 79
Mien, John67
Mien, R. C.32, 38, 48, 50
alternate husbandry 40, 41, 48, 53
American War of Independence, see North America
Americas, see Latin America; North America
Amsterdam138, 320, 334, 521, 540, 542
Anglesey 143, 210
Anglican Church 201, 282, 563
population 388, 389
state 478-9, 481-2
animals 42, 46-7
Anne, Queen567
annuities 66
Anson, Admiral G.521
Anstie, John165
Anti-Corn Law League281, 533, 545-6, 552-3, 554-5, 556
Antwerp320
apprenticeship 127, 139, 155, 186, 229, 275-6, 277, 397, 404, 408, 431
for paupers 164, 182
for women 429

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Figures xi
  • List of Tables xiii
  • Chapter I - Introduction: the Possibilities of Growth 1
  • Notes 19
  • Further Reading 21
  • Part I - Agriculture and Rural Society 23
  • Chapter 2 - Agricultural Production: the Limits of Growth? 25
  • Conclusion 56
  • Notes 57
  • Further Reading 58
  • Chapter 3 - The Rise of the Great Estates and the Decline of the Yeoman 61
  • Notes 87
  • Further Reading 88
  • Chapter 4 - Open Fields and Enclosure: the Demise of Commonality 92
  • Notes 117
  • Further Reading 119
  • Part II - Industry and Urban Society 123
  • Chapter 5 - Diversities of Industrialization 125
  • Notes 145
  • Further Reading 146
  • Chapter 6 - The Domestic System of Manufactures 148
  • Conclusion 169
  • Notes 170
  • Further Reading 171
  • Chapter 7 - The Coming of the Factory 201
  • Chapter 8 - Furnaces, Forges, and Mines 206
  • Conclusion 232
  • Further Reading 234
  • Chapter 9 - Capital and Credit: Financing Industrialization 260
  • Further Reading 261
  • Part III - Integrating the Economy 265
  • Chapter 10 - Integration and Specialization 267
  • Notes 283
  • Further Reading 283
  • Chapter II - Transport 285
  • Conclusion 314
  • Notes 314
  • Chapter 12 - Merchants and Marketing 318
  • Conclusion 338
  • Notes 338
  • Further Reading 339
  • Chapter 13 - Banks and Money 342
  • Conclusion 357
  • Notes 358
  • Further Reading 359
  • Further Reading 361
  • Further Reading 382
  • Further Reading 383
  • Part IV - Poverty, Prosperity, and Population 385
  • Chapter 15 - Births, Marriages, and Deaths 387
  • Notes 415
  • Further Reading 416
  • Chapter 16 - The Standard of Living and the Social History of Wages 441
  • Chapter 17 - Poor Relief and Charity 447
  • Notes 471
  • Further Reading 472
  • Part V - Public Policy and the State 475
  • Chapter 18 - The Visible Hand: the State and the Economy 477
  • Notes 502
  • Further Reading 503
  • Chapter 19 - Taxation and Public Finance 507
  • Further Reading 530
  • Further Reading 530
  • Notes 557
  • Further Reading 558
  • Chapter 21 - Conclusion 565
  • Notes 566
  • Chronology 567
  • Statistical Appendix 573
  • Index 591
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