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The Financial System in Nineteenth-Century Britain
by Mary Poovey
Featuring primary documents drawn from the Victorian era's business and periodical press, this anthology provides an introduction to the most important features of the financial system in nineteenth-century Britain. Topics covered include currency and credit instruments; the national debt and the stock exchange; banks and the banking system; and the money market, company l ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 5th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA
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This book brings a very powerful introduction to the range of financial writings possible in 19th century Britain. The rest of the book contains very dense writings (primary sources), created by authors who did not think of economic problems in the same technical terms that we think of today. Take inflation. How do you explain inflation without using the word "inflation", or "price level", or "monetary policy" and the like. The book is good for British history fanatics, but eh, I would love to s ...more