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Why Ireland Starved

Why Ireland Starved Author Joel Mokyr
ISBN-10 9781136599668
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 344
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Technical changes in the first half of the nineteenth century led to unprecedented economic growth and capital formation throughout Western Europe; and yet Ireland hardly participated in this process at all. While the Northern Atlantic Economy prospered, the Great Irish Famine of 1845–50 killed a million and a half people and caused hundreds of thousands to flee the country. Why the Irish economy failed to grow, and ‘why Ireland starved’ remains an unresolved riddle of economic history. Professor Mokyr maintains that the ‘Hungry Forties’ were caused by the overall underdevelopment of the economy during the decades which preceded the famine. In Why Ireland Starved he tests various hypotheses that have been put forward to account for this backwardness. He dismisses widespread arguments that Irish poverty can be explained in terms of over-population, an evil land system or malicious exploitation by the British. Instead, he argues that the causes have to be sought in the low productivity of labor and the insufficient formation of physical capital – results of the peculiar political and social structure of Ireland, continuous conflicts between landlords and tenants, and the rigidity of Irish economic institutions. Mokyr’s methodology is rigorous and quantitative, in the tradition of the New Economic History. It sets out to test hypotheses about the causal connections between economic and non-economic phenomena. Irish history is often heavily coloured by political convictions: of Dutch-Jewish origin, trained in Israel and working in the United States. Mokyr brings to this controversial field not only wide research experience but also impartiality and scientific objectivity. The book is primarily aimed at numerate economic historians, historical demographers, economists specializing in agricultural economics and economic development and specialists in Irish and British nineteenth-century history. The text is, nonetheless, free of technical jargon, with the more complex material relegated to appendixes. Mokyr’s line of reasoning is transparent and has been easily accessible and useful to readers without graduate training in economic theory and econometrics since ists first publication in 1983.



The Shaping of Modern Britain

The Shaping of Modern Britain Author Eric Evans
ISBN-10 9781317862376
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 568
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In this wide-ranging history of modern Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which Britain was transformed into the world's first industrial power. By the end of the nineteenth century, Britain was still ruled by wealthy landowners, but the world over which they presided had been utterly transformed. It was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain - yet that change was achieved without political revolution. Ranging across the developing empire, and dealing with such central institutions as the church, education, health, finance and rural and urban life, The Shaping of Modern Britain provides an unparallelled account of Britain's rise to superpower status. Particular attention is given to the Great Reform Act of 1832, and the implications of the 1867 Reform Act are assessed. The book discusses: - the growing role of the central state in domestic policy making - the emergence of the Labour party - the Great Depression - the acquisition of a vast territorial empire Comprehensive, informed and engagingly written, The Shaping of Modern Britain will be an invaluable introduction for students of this key period of British history.



The Market in History Routledge Revivals

The Market in History  Routledge Revivals Author A.J.H. Latham
ISBN-10 9781317231998
Release 2016-04-06
Pages 236
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First published in 1986. The free market is often associated with liberty and individualism, and this connection has been made for more centuries than is generally realised. This essays collected in this book trace the development, importance and influence of the market as a dominating component of the shared human life from classical antiquity to the present. The authors, from various backgrounds, keep constantly in view the moral and political questions raised by the role of markets, as well as laying out succinctly what can be known or deduced about the actual operation of the market in Western and other cultures. This book will be of interest to students of economics and history.



Discoveries Irish Famine

Discoveries  Irish Famine Author Peter Gray
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016607290
Release 1995-10-15
Pages 191
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A new addition to the innovative, highly illustrated series examines the Irish potato famine of 1945, explaining its causes, the misguided efforts to relieve it, and its effect on modern Ireland and America. Original.



The Irish World Wide The meaning of the famine

The Irish World Wide  The meaning of the famine Author Patrick Michael O'Sullivan
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105019563407
Release 1997
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The Irish economy

The Irish economy Author Ronaldo Munck
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029740704
Release 1993
Pages 177
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The Meaning of the Famine

The Meaning of the Famine Author Patrick O'Sullivan
ISBN-10 0718514262
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 266
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This work strives to understand the great Irish Famine of 1845 to 1850. Chapters on famine historiography and on writing the famine show that a media studies approach opens up new areas of debate. Connections between the Famine and the reshaping of Irish family life become clear through an exploration of one man's response to the crisis: Vere Foster's emigration schemes. Chapters on the responses and experiences of the Irish communities throughout the world include studies of North America, Australia and the Famine refugees who fled to England. This volume concludes with a study of the Irish Famine's world-wide place in famine history and theory.



Is the Planet Full

Is the Planet Full Author Ian Goldin
ISBN-10 9780191017452
Release 2014-05-15
Pages 264
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What are the impacts of population growth? Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? While it is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, might there be unexplored benefits of increasing numbers of people in the world? How can we both consider and harness the potential benefits brought by a healthier, wealthier and larger population? May more people mean more scientists to discover how our world works, more inventors and thinkers to help solve the world's problems, more skilled people to put these ideas into practice? In this book, leading academics with a wide range of expertise in demography, philosophy, biology, climate science, economics and environmental sustainability explore the contexts, costs and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social and environmental systems.



Explorations in economic history

Explorations in economic history Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4911880
Release 1987
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Nineteenth century Literature Criticism

Nineteenth century Literature Criticism Author Laurie Lanzen Harris
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066240683
Release 2008
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.



The Journal of Economic Perspectives

The Journal of Economic Perspectives Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822022948103
Release 1998
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The Journal of European Economic History

The Journal of European Economic History Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021182568
Release 1997
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The slender thread

The slender thread Author Willeen G. Keough
ISBN-10 0231132026
Release 2008-05
Pages 542
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"In The Slender Thread: Irish Women on the Southern Avalon, 1750-1860, Willeen Keough explores the lives of Irish-Newfoundland women who cofounded fishing communities along the southern Avalon Peninsula in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Using gender as a category of analysis, refracted through the lenses of ethnicity and class, Keough concentrates on the female dynamics of immigration and community formation, attempting to discern the meanings that women ascribed to their experiences and the understandings of Irish-Newfoundland womanhood that were constructed within this New World environment." "Keough layers her evidence, interweaving traditional and nontraditional sources to re-create the everyday world of these Irish-Newfoundland women. She embraces a technique of overlay and interplay and invites the reader to move between layers of information that create a vivid impression of the whole."--BOOK JACKET.



The Economics of Migration The migration decision and immigration policy

The Economics of Migration  The migration decision and immigration policy Author Klaus F. Zimmermann
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105026137492
Release 2002
Pages 513
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Center Paper

Center Paper Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924076516586
Release 1994
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Society and Economy in Modern Britain 1700 1850

Society and Economy in Modern Britain  1700 1850 Author Richard Brown
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106009576130
Release 1991
Pages 473
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Beginning with an examination of the nature of Britain in 1700, this textbook focuses on the economic and social aspects of the Industrial Revolution, which is viewed by many academics as a turning point in modern British history.



Handloom weavers in Ulster s linen industry 1815 1914

Handloom weavers in Ulster s linen industry  1815 1914 Author Kevin J. James
ISBN-10 IND:30000116863683
Release 2007
Pages 173
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K.J. James examines linen handloom weavers as they encountered significant changes in the industry, and explores fluctuating definitions of men's and women's work in the trade. Using a case study of mid-Antrim's rural weavers, this book explores sexual divisions of labour, the gendering of skill, and work strategies in weaving households as it analyzes the persistence of hand production in Ireland's main textile sector. This work advances the study of hand producers in Irish industry, whose diverse experiences have been neglected in favour of urban factory labour in the study of the post-Famine Irish linen industry.