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Poor relief and English economic development before the industrial revolution
- Peter M. Solar
- 1 February 1995
The English economy was distinctive, even before its transformation by the technological advances of the late eighteenth century. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries England diverged in… Expand
The Rural Economy, 1780–1914
The really distinctive feature of the Ulster rural economy from the 1ater 17th to the 19th century was the interpenetration of rural industry and agriculture. The twin economic bases of commercial… Expand
Opening to the East: shipping between Europe and Asia, 1770-1830
- Peter M. Solar
- 1 September 2013
"Shipping costs between Europe and Asia were reduced by two-thirds between the 1770s and the 1820s. Copper sheathing and other technical improvements which allowed ships to make more frequent voyages… Expand
Irish Agriculture: A Price History from the Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Eve of the First World War
Chapter 1 Prices in Irish history Chapter 2 The variety of weights and measures in Irish markets Chapter 3 Irish agricultural prices: north and south, 1765-1913 Chapter 4 The prices of beef and… Expand
Economic growth in Europe since 1945: Economic growth in postwar Belgium
Copper Sheathing and the British Slave Trade
type="main"> British slave traders were early and rapid adopters of the new technique of sheathing ships' hulls with copper. From the 1780s this innovation increased sailing speeds of British slave… Expand
Ship Crowding and Slave Mortality: Missing Observations or Incorrect Measurement?
Inconsistent measurement of ship tonnage, the denominator in the usual measures of crowded conditions on slave vessels, may confound estimated associations between crowding and slave mortality on the… Expand
The English Cotton Spinning Industry, 1780-1840, as Revealed in the Columns of the London Gazette
We investigate the early development of English cotton spinning by analyzing about 700 bankruptcies and 1300 dissolutions of partnership reported in the London Gazette, 1770–1840. The data show two… Expand
Unifying the European Experience: An Economic History of Modern Europe, Volume 1 Chapter 7: Industry, 1700-1870
Background migration: the Irish (and other strangers) in mid-Victorian Hertfordshire.
Relatively few Irish had settled in Hertfordshire by the time of the 1851 census. Those that did were older, more skilled, less residentially segregated, and more likely to be married to a local… Expand