Economics

While money might be a relatively new introduction to human society, the concept of trade, battering and early economics are not. In this section the articles and podcasts will draw out the questions of what are economics, how they have changed over time and what is the South Sea bubble?

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  • The Royal Society & the Royal Navy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jordan Goodman discusses the Royal Society and Royal Navy expeditions between 1800 and 1850.

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  • The Scottish Textile and Craft Industries

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Professor Stana Nenadic of the University of Edinburgh discusses the Scottish textile industry, the craft and artisan economy in Scotland and the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

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  • The South Sea Bubble

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Anne Murphy of the University of Hertfordshire looks at the origins and significance of the South Sea Bubble, one of the earliest modern financial crisis.

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  • The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Gad Heuman of the University of Warwick examines the origins of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the triangular trade, race, slave society and the changing interpretations of the abolition of the slave trade.

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  • The United States in the 1920s

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Fearon of the University of Leicester looks at the economic transformation of the United States in the years before the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression.

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