Economic History: Made Simple traces Great Britain's economic history starting from about 1760 onwards. It also assesses the impact of technological change on people's lives. The book is organized into four sections covering different periods. Section I deals with emergence of the first industrial nation from 1760-1830. Section II focuses on the 1830-1914 period, when Britain was undergoing the transition from being a primarily agricultural and commercial economy into the first modern industrial state in the world. Section III discusses the 1914-39 period, which saw the First World War, followed by a boom lasting until 1920 and afterwards a depression of considerable duration. Section IV discusses Britain's economic and social development since 1939, covering topics such as the impact of the Second World War, and the post-war social, economic, and industrial policies. This book should be useful to any students of economics who wish to explore the realities of economic life in historical perspective. It will also provide sound background reference for more elementary studies as well as being of value to readers seeking a greater understanding of the world in which they live.
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