The British industrial decline / edited by Jean-Pierre Dormois and Michael Dintenfass.

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	Contributors	Vil
	Foreword by Barry Supple	xi

	Introduction	I

	PART I
	The literature of decline	5

1	Converging accounts, misleading metaphors and persistent
	doubts: reflections on the historiography of Britain's 'decline'	7
	MICHAEL DINTENFASS

2	1066 and a wave of gadgets: the achievements of British
     growth                                                                     27
     DEIRDRE N. MCCLOSKEY

	PART 11
     Economic growth and performance                                            45

3	Industrial performance, the infrastructure and government
     policy                                                                     47
     ROBERT MILLWARD

4	Competitiveness and growth: new perspectives on the late
     Victorian and Edwardian economy                                            65
     DAVID GREASLEY AND LES OXLEY

5	Flagging or failing? British economic performance,
     1880-1914                                                                 85
     B.W.E. ALFORD


	CONTENTS

	PART III
	Technology and industry	101

6	The audit of the Great War on British technology	103
	CORRELL1 BARNETT

7	The balance of technological transfers I 870-1914	114
	JAMES FOREMAN-PECK

8	Regional Vs national perspectives on economic 'decline' in
     late Victorian and Edwardian Britain                                   139
     W.R. GARSIDE

     PART IV
     Institutions and culture                                               153

9	Education and economic decline 1870-1914:
     an innocent suspect?                                                   155
     MICHAEL SANDERSON

10	The voice of industry and the ethos of decline: business
     citizenship, public service and the making of a British
	industrial elite	175
	MICHAEL DINTENFASS

11	The City of London, 1880-1914: tradition and innovation	189
	PETER CAIN

	PART V
	A French perspective on the British 'decline'	205

12	France's experience of industrial retardation during the
     Belle Epoque                                                           207
    JEAN-PIERRE DORMOIS

    Index of names                                                         231