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Materials on early economics, commerce, trade, transportation, industry, manufacturing, political systems and social history.
Digital facsimiles of literature on economics and business published from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century. The collection documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth. Includes facsimiles of rare books and primary source materials such as political pamphlets and broadsides, government publications, proclamations, and a wide range of ephemera.
Includes access to three collections:
The Making of the Modern World: Part I, The Goldsmiths'-Kress Collection, 1450-1850: this collection follows the development of the modern western world through the lens of trade and wealth (1450-1850). Includes rare books and primary source materials, as well as more than 61,000 books and 466 serials.
The Making of the Modern World: Part II, 1851-1914: comprised mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys. Also includes local reports, broad overviews, abstract analyses, reports on the financing of railways, economic textbooks, social polemics, and political speeches. Topics range from nineteenth-century banking history and economic systems to social reform, debates over currency format, the increased interest in theories of valuation and the emerging issue of foreign exchange rates.
The Making of the Modern World: Part III, 1890-1945: comprised of monographs and periodicals from the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature, which is held at the Senate House Library of the University of London, offering transnational coverage in the area of political economy.
Coverage: 1450-1945 - Updates vary
Interlibrary Loan Type: Print-only Copy Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users