This wide-ranging collection looks at history through the lens of wealth and trade with a focus on economics in the widest sense, including political science, history, philosophy, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. The Making of the Modern World: Part I: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850 includes: multiple editions of the major works of many economists, political pamphlets and broadsides, government publications, proclamations, and ephemera; there are first editions--in many instances, The Making of the Modern World has the only known copy of certain works. The database contains non-English titles--with more than 35% of the content in non-English languages — including texts in French, German and other languages. With approximately 5,000 titles and 1.2 million pages, The Making of Modern World, Part II: 1851-1914 takes the series into the early 20th century and is comprised mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys, providing international coverage of social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology, industrialization and the birth of the modern corporation. Roughly 50% percent of Part II is comprised of rare titles in languages other than English including French, German, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Italian and Spanish. It provides a glimpse into the second half of the 19th century and the global events and crises that were witnessed by those living them. Archives providing materials for Part I include: the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, England, the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at Harvard Business School, with supplementary materials obtained from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and Sterling Library at Yale University. Part II has been sourced from the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature, Senate House Library, University of London; the Seligman Collections at Columbia University and Hiroshima University of Economics; and the History of Economics Collection at the University of Kansas. (Not updated)
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