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Sidney Pollard

Sidney Pollard is head of the department of Economic and Social History at the University of Sheffield.

Townlords

Sidney Pollard, 2 April 1981

The survival of aristocratic wealth and power into the late 19th and early 20th century, when their agricultural base had been in relative decline for over a century, is something that has puzzled numerous observers. Michael Thompson raised the question among economic historians nearly twenty years ago, and whole generations of political historians have offered alternative solutions. It is something which occurs, different in detail but similar in outline, in many other European countries, and it is a question well worth pursuing.

Growth

Arthur Marwick, 3 June 1982

For almost the whole of the period since 1945 annual rates of economic growth in Britain ran at 2 to 3 per cent: ‘growth was still faster than at any time in history,’ as Professor...

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Ideas of Decline

Sheldon Rothblatt, 6 August 1981

With a titular allusion to Max Weber’s famous essay on the rise of capitalism, Martin Wiener discusses the bewildering question of Britain’s current economic stagnation, retardation,...

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