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Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry: The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934
Peter Reed

Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry: The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934

Associated principally with the development of the chemical industry in Liverpool - James Muspratt (1793-1884) was the first person to make alkali on a large scale using the Leblanc Process - the three generations of the family also contributed to wider Victorian and Edwardian culture through their interests in politics, education, art, literature and theatre. This is the first study to present the history of the Muspratts as a family group and to ...

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British Entrepreneurship in Poland
Sarah Dietz

British Entrepreneurship in Poland

A Case Study of Bradford Mills at Marki near Warsaw, 1883-1939

Drawing upon an impressive range of international sources, this book explores the late-nineteenth century partnership between Bradford worsted manufacturers the Briggs brothers and the German merchant Ernst Posselt, and their investment in a factory and workers’ community at Marki, near Warsaw in Poland. Against a backdrop of political instability ...

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The British Pharmacopoeia, 1864 to 2014
The British Pharmacopoeia, 1864 to 2014
Anthony C. Cartwright

The British Pharmacopoeia, 1864 to 2014

Medicines, International Standards and the State

The British Pharmacopoeia has provided official standards for the quality of substances and articles used in medicine since its first publication. Cartwright explores how these standards have been achieved through a comprehensive review of the history and development of pharmacopoeias in the UK. The book, which places the British Pharmacopoeia ...

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Money Pits: British Mining Companies in the Californian and Australian Gold Rushes of the 1850s
Money Pits: British Mining Companies in the Californian and Australian Gold Rushes of the 1850s
John Woodland

Money Pits: British Mining Companies in the Californian and Australian Gold Rushes of the 1850s

Between 1849 and 1853, shares in nearly 120 public companies to exploit the booming goldfields of California and Australia were offered to the British public. The companies were collectively capitalised at over £15 million, but in the end only some £1.75 million was raised between 42 of them, with only one company surviving what the newspapers of the day described as a ‘gold bubble’. This is the first detailed investigation of the British gold bubble ...

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Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy
Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy
Brian Gee, edited by Anita McConnell and A.D. Morrison-Low

Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

Working from original documents consulted for the first time, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an eighteenth-century mathematical and optical instrument maker, Francis Watkins, who played an important role in one of the most significant legal cases to touch this profession, the patenting of the achromatic lens in telescopes. The book explains Watkins’ origins and his partnership with the Dollond firm, who are shown to have been hard-headed ...

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Eastern European Railways in Transition
Eastern European Railways in Transition
Edited by Ralf Roth and Henry Jacolin

Eastern European Railways in Transition

Nineteenth to Twenty-first Centuries

In this volume, leading transport history scholars take a fresh look at the impact of the Cold War upon European railways both before and after 1989. As well as addressing the development of eastern and central European railways, the book examines how transport links have been reconnected and reconfigured in the twenty years since the reunification ...

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American Pragmatism and Organization
American Pragmatism and Organization
Edited by Mihaela Kelemen and Nick Rumens

American Pragmatism and Organization

Issues and Controversies

Emerging during the late nineteenth century in the diverse scholarship of US commentators such as Charles Sanders Peirce, William James and John Dewey, American pragmatism shaped many intellectual currents within a range of disciplines including politics, education, administrative science and religion. However, American pragmatism struggled ...

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Visual Merchandising
Visual Merchandising
Edited by Louisa Iarocci

Visual Merchandising

The Image of Selling

Firmly situated at the crossroads of visual culture and consumerism, this essay collection examines visual merchandising as the art and business of selling, seeking to overcome traditional scholarly ambivalence that celebrates the spectacle but denies the agenda of consumerism. The volume considers strategies in the representation and presentation ...

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