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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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The House of Rothschild in Spain, 1812–1941
The House of Rothschild in Spain, 1812–1941
Miguel A. López-Morell

The House of Rothschild in Spain, 1812–1941

Amongst the ranks of capitalists who drove European industrialisation in the nineteenth century, the Rothschilds were amongst the most dynamic and the most successful. Whilst their business interests were of a global nature, this book explores the specific case of Spain, where the House of Rothschild had extensive investments, particularly in the mining and railway sectors. By exploring crucial questions regarding the structure, extent and impact ...

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Re-Tayloring Management
Re-Tayloring Management
Edited by Christina Evans and Leonard Holmes

Re-Tayloring Management

Scientific Management a Century On

Over a century has passed and yet there is growing evidence that knowledge workers across the globe today are as constrained by F.W. Taylor's much maligned The Principles of Scientific Management, as factory workers in the early twentieth century. Re-Tayloring Management looks critically at Taylor's philosophy, contrasting this with more contemporary ...

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Matthew Boulton
Matthew Boulton
Edited by Kenneth Quickenden, Sally Baggott and Malcolm Dick

Matthew Boulton

Enterprising Industrialist of the Enlightenment

Matthew Boulton was a leading industrialist, entrepreneur and Enlightenment figure. Often overshadowed through his association with James Watt, his Soho manufactories put Birmingham at the centre of what has recently been termed 'The Industrial Enlightenment'. Exploring his many activities and manufactures, and the regional, national and international ...

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