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‘A Supreme Example of Whitehall “Tinkering” ’

Stuart Aveyard, Paul Corthorn and Sean O’Connell.

in The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992

September 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Economic History. 14758 words.

Competition and Credit Control contributed to the abandonment of hire purchase terms control, but officials continued to search for another mechanism that could target consumer expenditure....

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Abel Smith, Col Richard Francis

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 135 words.

Born 11 Oct. 1933; s of Col Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCMG, KCVO, DSO and late Lady May Cambridge, o d of Earl of Athlone, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS and Princess Alice,...

Abraham

Kenny A. Franks.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Native American History; World History. 746 words.

Abraham (fl. 1826–1845), "Prophet", also known as “Prophet,” was a runaway slave who became a prominent leader among the Seminoles. Nothing is known about his parents or childhood. Fleeing...

Acland, Maj.-Gen. Sir John (Hugh Bevil)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 257 words.

KCB 1980; CBE 1978

Born 26 Nov. 1928; s of late Brig. Peter Acland, OBE, MC, TD and Bridget Susan Acland; m 1953, Myrtle Christian Euing, d of Brig. and Mrs Alastair...

Agnew, Patrick Alexander Vans (1822–1848), East India Company servant

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 594 words.

Agnew, Patrick Alexander Vans (1822–1848), East India Company servant, was born at Raipur in Chhattisgarh in central India on 21 April 1822, the second son of Patrick Vans Agnew...

The agony of central power: Fiscal federalism in the German Reich

Carsten Hefeker.

in European Review of Economic History

April 2001; p ublished online April 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Industrial History; Labour History; Economic History. 0 words.

This article revisits the German system of fiscal federalism between unification in 1871 and hyper-inflation in 1923. I argue that the ill designed fiscal system led to systematically...

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Agrarian transition and literacy: The case of nineteenth century Sweden

Anders Nilsson, Lars Pettersson and Patrick Svensson.

in European Review of Economic History

April 1999; p ublished online April 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Industrial History; Labour History; Economic History. 0 words.

Did the relatively high level of literacy in Sweden prior to 1850 play any role in agrarian change and economic growth? According to influential scholars, such as Carlo Cipolla and Lars...

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Agricultural growth and institutions: Sweden, 1700–1860

Mats Olsson and Patrick Svensson.

in European Review of Economic History

August 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Industrial History; Labour History; Economic History. 10979 words.

The dating of, and explanation for, the agricultural revolution in Europe remains an elusive research task. When and why did a low-productive pre-industrial agricultural sector turn into a...

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Agricultural protection and support in the European Economic Community, 1962–92: rent-seeking or welfare policy?

Mark Spoerer.

in European Review of Economic History

May 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Industrial History; Labour History; Economic History. 9225 words.

The European Economic Community's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has found a lot of scholarly attention. While economists stress the irrationality of the CAP and explain its striking...

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air transport

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Economic History.

1 the movement of personnel and cargo by air.

2 an aircraft designed to move personnel and/or cargo.

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