Ashworth traces the growth of customs and excise, and their integral role in shaping the framework of industrial England. He examines their influence on elements such as state power, technical advance, and the evolution of a consumer society. If there was a unique pathway of industrialization, it was less a distinct entrepreneurial and techno-centric culture, than one predominantly defined within an institutional framework spearheaded by the excise and a wall of tariffs.In defence it was argued that the real question concerned the dimensions of Ironsa#39;s cloth; linens were then no wider than ... In short, Ironsa#39;s floor cloth was much wider than traditional and legally defined floor cloth and therefore sold at a higher price in the shops. ... 11 Fine, a#39;Production and Excisea#39;, 191; Instructions for Officers Concerned in Ascertaining the Duties on Glass in London (London, 1731 ), 218.
|Title||:||Customs and Excise|
|Author||:||William J. Ashworth|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press on Demand - 2003|