xv, 656 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780198732099 paperback alkaline paper 0198732090 paperback alkaline paper
Economic and social history of Britain.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The nation's wealth and the people's welfare Agriculture and the land Industry and the urban economy The service economy The growth of the British economy Free trade and protectionism Capital exports The rise and demise of the gold standard Rebuilding the international economic order? Births and marriages Deaths and disease Rich and poor Cultures of consumption Taxing and spending Education From the poor law to the welfare state Managing the economy The festival of Britain and British identity.