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Commercial Crises Of The Nineteenth Century

Author: Henry Mayers Hyndman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415378062
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Introduction Chapter 1. The crisis of 1815 Chapter 2. The crisis of 1825 Chapter 3. The crisis of 1836-1839 Chapter 4. The crisis of 1847 Chapter 5. The crisis of 1857 Chapter 6. The crisis of 1866 Chapter 7. The crisis of 1873 Chapter 8. The crisis of 1882 Chapter 9. The crisis of 1890 Chapter 10. Remedies

An Economic History Of China

Author: Richard von Glahn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107030560
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The first comprehensive study of China's economic development across 3,000 years of history to be published in English.

From Slave Trade To Legitimate Commerce

Author: Robin Law
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521523066
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Essays, from an African perspective, on the nineteenth-century commercial transition in West Africa.

The Merchants Capital

Author: Scott P. Marler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107354722
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As cotton production shifted toward the southwestern states during the first half of the nineteenth century, New Orleans became increasingly important to the South's plantation economy. Handling the city's wide-ranging commerce was a globally oriented business community that represented a qualitatively unique form of wealth accumulation - merchant capital - that was based on the extraction of profit from exchange processes. However, like the slave-based mode of production with which they were allied, New Orleans merchants faced growing pressures during the antebellum era. Their complacent failure to improve the port's infrastructure or invest in manufacturing left them vulnerable to competition from the fast-developing industrial economy of the North, weaknesses that were fatally exposed during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Changes to regional and national economic structures after the Union victory prevented New Orleans from recovering its commercial dominance, and the former first-rank American city quickly devolved into a notorious site of political corruption and endemic poverty.

British Financial Crises Since 1825

Author: Nicholas Dimsdale
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191002380
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This book provides a history of British financial crises since the Napoleonic wars. Interest in crises lapsed during the generally benign financial conditions which followed the Second Word War, but the study of banking markets and financial crises has returned to centre stage following the credit crunch of 2007-8 and the subsequent Eurozone crisis. The first two chapters provide an overview of British financial crises from the bank failures of 1825 to the credit crunch of 2007-8. The causes and consequences of individual crises are explained and recurrent features are identified. Subsequent chapters provide more detailed accounts of the railway boom-and-bust and the subsequent financial crisis of 1847, the crisis following the collapse of Overend Gurney in 1866, the dislocation of London's money market at the outset of the Great War in 1914 and the crisis in 1931 when sterling left the gold standard. Other chapters consider the role of regulation, banks' capital structures, and the separation of different types of banking activity. The book examines the role of the Bank of England as lender of last resort and the successes and failures of crisis management. The scope for reducing the risk of future systemic crises is assessed. The book will be of interest to students, market practitioners, policymakers and general readers interested in the debate over banking reform.

Commercial Banks And Industrial Finance In England And Wales 1860 1913

Author: Michael Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199249862
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Before 1914, the City of London was the premier international financial centre. However, following the disruption of the world markets caused by World War I and the Great Depression of the 1930s, other industrial nations quickly and effectively challenged Britain's influence. Critics of the banks claim that, even before 1914, there were serious deficiencies in the financial provision provided by banks to the domestic industrial sector, and that these deficiencies handicapped Britain's competitive advantage in world markets, leading to the decline of their influence and power. This book examines these claims, and bringing to bear important new data that presents the debate in a novel and revealing framework, expounds an economic rationale for historical bank behaviour.

American Economic History

Author: Seymour E. Harris
Publisher: Beard Books
ISBN: 9781587981364
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Harris (1897-1974) was editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics . In this 1961 anthology (reproduced with no changes or additions) he presented 16 articles that represented some of the prominent mainstream thinking of the time on broad issues of American economic development. The material ex