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Abraham Gesner

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1797–1863), geologist, chemist, entrepreneur.

Born in the Annapolis Valley, Gesner studied medicine in London in 1825–6. Between 1836 and 1846, he published geological surveys of...

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Abram Harris, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — United States History.

(b. 17 January 1899; d. 6 November 1963),

political economist, economic historian and theorist, and social critic. Abram Lincoln Harris Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia; his...

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Alexander Tilloch Galt

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1817–93)

Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, one of the most prominent founders of the Dominion of Canada, was born in London on 6 September 1817. He died in Montreal on 19 ...

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Cadbury Family

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Economic History.

A family of Quaker manufacturers and philanthropists based in Bournville, Birmingham, England, the Cadburys have been active in the confectionery trades since the early nineteenth century,...

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construction Industry

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History — British History.

The largest structures of the medieval and early modern periods were monasteries, churches, cathedrals, castles, and town walls. York, with its 13th-cent. motte and bailey castle, known as...

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The Countryside: Towards a Theme Park?

Hugh D Clout.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Economic History. 8756 words.

By the dawn of the twenty-first century, Europe's agriculture had been reshaped dramatically, since policy makers viewed rural space as more than a resource base of crops, animal products,...

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domestic Service

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History — Australasian and Pacific History.

Refers to paid employment as servants in the households of others. In all periods of history both men and women sought such employment. However, fewer men than women became servants after...

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economic policy

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Economics.

The set of controls used by the government to regulate economic activity. Economic policy can be broadly classified into three areas: fiscal policy (issues related to taxation, government...

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E.H. Harriman

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Economic History.

(1848–1909), railroad financier.

Born in Hempstead, New York, Edward Henry Harriman began his business career as a Wall Street stockbroker, but soon became a railroad financier by...

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Entrepreneurship

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History — United States History.

The entrepreneur is a leading character in many accounts of economic growth. He appears in business biographies as a charismatic founder of a company; in industry studies as a prominent ...

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