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2. Where did capitalism come from?

2. Where did capitalism come from?  

James Fulcher

in Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0002
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How did capitalism originate? ‘Where did capitalism come from?’ argues that although capitalist production made its first fully developed appearance in Britain, key capitalist institutions ... More
5. The great empires

5. The great empires  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0005
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‘The great empires’ considers the role of globalization and de-industrialization in the destruction of manufacturing industries in the Ottoman, Chinese, Indian, and Russian empires. Three ... More
Introduction: The stories of American history and why they matter

Introduction: The stories of American history and why they matter  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190200619
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10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0001
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The book opens in explaining that this very short introduction to American cultural history emphasizes culture as a driving force in American history. Cultural history is the history of ... More
2. Globalization in history: is globalization a new phenomenon?

2. Globalization in history: is globalization a new phenomenon?  

Manfred B. Steger

in Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191824593
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779551.003.0002
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‘Globalization and history: is globalization a new phenomenon?’ gives a brief history of globalization. Globalization is commonly thought of as a new phenomenon, but contact between diverse ... More
8. The standard model and late industrialization

8. The standard model and late industrialization  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0008
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‘The standard model and late industrialization’ uses examples from Russia, Japan, and Latin America to show how independent states could apply the standard model of economic development — ... More
1. The great divergence

1. The great divergence  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0001
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‘The great divergence’ considers gross domestic product (GDP) and standards in living to show the prosperity gap between rich and poor countries. The present division between rich and poor ... More
9. Big Push industrialization

9. Big Push industrialization  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0009
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‘Big Push industrialization’ describes the way some countries were able to grow so fast and catch up with the West in the 20th century. It was by constructing all of the elements of an ... More
Introduction: what's modern about modern Japan?

Introduction: what's modern about modern Japan?  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777127
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10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0001
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The ‘Introduction‘ considers the meaning of modernity and the way that Japan has engaged with it. Modernity was not just something that happened to Japan; instead Japan had to forge itself ... More
4. Is capitalism everywhere the same?

4. Is capitalism everywhere the same?  

James Fulcher

in Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0004
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‘Is capitalism everywhere the same?’ considers the diversity and/or uniformity of capitalist societies today by looking at the development and transformation of three systems of managed ... More
Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

James Fulcher

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.001.0001
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9780198726074
The word ‘capitalism’ is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism about, and what does it mean? Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction discusses the history and development of ... More
1. What is capitalism?

1. What is capitalism?  

James Fulcher

in Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0001
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‘What is capitalism?’ examines the different forms that capitalism has taken, from the merchant capitalism of the 17th-century, through capitalist production in the 19th, to the financial ... More
3. The Industrial Revolution

3. The Industrial Revolution  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0003
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‘The Industrial Revolution’ shows that the period from 1760 to 1850 was a turning point in world history, for it inaugurated the era of sustained economic growth. Technological change was ... More
5. Emigration, immigration, and citizenship

5. Emigration, immigration, and citizenship  

Anna Cento Bull

in Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191793332
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726517.003.0006
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9780198726517
‘Emigration, immigration, and citizenship’ describes how modern Italy has been characterized by mass emigration. In 1861-1990 over twenty-eight million Italians left their country, mainly ... More
Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert C. Allen

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.001.0001
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Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction considers the wealth and economic history of countries worldwide. Why are some countries rich and others poor? The various ... More
American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Preston

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
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10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.001.0001
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9780199899395
For better or worse, be it militarily, politically, economically, technologically, or culturally, Americans have had a profound impact on the wider world beyond them. American Foreign ... More
6. 1900–1920: Reform and war

6. 1900–1920: Reform and war  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0006
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9780195389142
In the late nineteenth century, the social consequences of industrialization and urbanization disturbed many people. This led to a reformist surge, which historians call the Progressive ... More
American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul S. Boyer

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.001.0001
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9780195389142
American History: A Very Short Introduction spans the earliest migrations to the present looking at the United States's failures to live up to its oft-stated ideals. The ... More
5. 1866–1900: Industrialization and its consequences

5. 1866–1900: Industrialization and its consequences  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0005
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9780195389142
Industrialization sparked a series of social changes as people poured into the cities. The new capitalist elite flaunted its wealth and political might, and class divisions increased. ... More

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