An Economic and Social History of the Netherlands, 1800-1920
Demographic, Economic and Social Transition
By (author) Michael Wintle
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Economic and Social History of the Netherlands, 1800-1920 by Michael Wintle
Book DescriptionAn Economic and Social History of the Netherlands, 1800-1920 provides a comprehensive account of Dutch history from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, examining population and health, the economy, and socio-political history. The Dutch experience in this period is fascinating and instructive: the country saw extremely rapid population growth, awesome death rates, staggering fertility, some of the fastest economic growth in the world, a uniquely large and efficient service sector, a vast and profitable overseas empire, characteristic 'pillarization', and relative tolerance. Michael Wintle also examines the lives of ordinary people: what they ate, how much they earned, what they thought about public affairs, and how they wooed and wed. This book will be of central importance to Dutch specialists, as well as European historians more generally.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521037396
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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