The Making of the Modern World is extraordinary for research into the history of the dynamics of Western trade, including the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, encompassing the coal, iron, and steel industries, the railway industry, the cotton industry, banking and finance, and the emergence of the modern corporation. It is also strong in the rise of the modern labor movement, the evolving status of slavery, the condition and making of the working class, colonization, the Atlantic world, Latin American/Caribbean studies, social history, gender, and the economic theories that championed and challenged capitalism in the nineteenth century.
In addition, The Making of the Modern World offers deep resources in the role of finance and taxation and the growth of the early modern monarchy. It features essential texts covering the function of financial institutions, the crisis of the French monarchy and the French Revolution at the end of the eighteenth century, and the connection between the democratic goals of revolutionaries and their legal aspirations.
The Making of the Modern World: Part I: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850
The Making of the Modern World: Part I, The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850 is a core resource for scholars and students, both for its successive editions of works by preeminent thinkers and for its wealth of rare source materials covering the experience and consequences of world trade, exploration and colonization of the New World, the Industrial Revolution, and the development of modern capitalism.
The Making of the Modern World: Part II: 1851-1914
The Making of the Modern World: Part II, 1851-1914 traces the progress of the rapidly changing economies of the nineteenth century. The breadth and depth of the collection deepens researchers' access to international coverage of nineteenth-century social, economic, and business history as well as political science, technology, industrialization, and the birth of the modern corporation.
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