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Scotland - Loch Lomond, Stirling, and the Trossachs by Colin Baxter

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Particular issues are dealt with in F. Crouzet, Britain Ascendant: Comparative Studies in Franco-British Economic History (1990), P. Mathias and J. Davis, eds, International Trade and British Economic Growth (1996), and D. McCloskey, Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain: Essays in Historical Economics (1981). The link between trade and industrialization is explored by R. Davis, The Industrial Revolution and British Overseas Trade (1979), while S. B. Saul’s Studies in British Overseas Trade, 1870–1914 (1960) and The Myth of the Great Depression, 1873–1896 (1985) remain valuable for changes in the late nineteenth century.

P. K. O’Brien, ‘Imperialism and the rise and decline of the British economy, 1688–1989’, New Left Review, 238 (1999), p. 62. C. K. Harley, ‘Foreign trade: comparative advantage and performance’, in R. C. Floud and D. McCloskey, eds, The Economic History of Britain since 1700, vol. 1, 1700–1860 (Cambridge, 1994), p. 305. L. H. Jenks, The Migration of British Capital to 1875 (London, 1971), p. 68. F. Crouzet, Britain Ascendant: Comparative Studies in Franco-British Economic History (Cambridge, 1990), p.

It provided not only a display of the goods which she now sought to sell to the world but also the products from abroad which her growing wealth enabled her to buy. It also set out an ideal, which future exhibitions would expound, of the world as an integrated whole, with the growth of international exchange as the bond of progress and peace in a new post-feudal world order. This ideology acquired a considerable grip throughout Europe at this time – and we should see Britain not as the sole ‘free trade’ power but simply as the most advanced free trade power.

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