Publisher description for Politics, finance, and the people : economical reform in England in the age of the American Revolution, 1770-92 / Earl A. Reitan.


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This book traces the changes in the organization of the British economy following the War of American Independence, which unleashed a political crisis in Britain based on demands for 'economical reform'. In 1782, failure in the American war led to the fall of the ministry of Lord North and administrative reforms intended to reduce 'the influence of the Crown'. Economical reform took a new direction when a Commission for Accounts issued fifteen reports identifying reforms of finance and administration that were partially implemented by 1788.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 1760-1860.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1820.