The Making of the Modern World

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The Making of the Modern World digital collection presents books, serials, political pamphlets, broadsides, government publications, proclamations, and ephemera focusing on economics, political science, history, sociology, banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. The collection is comprised of many rare titles and first editions in languages other than English including French, German, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Italian and Spanish.

This collection includes two parts:

  • The Making of the Modern World: Part I: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850
    This collection combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections—the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School—along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University. For major works of many economists, multiple editions are included. The database also includes works on usury; demographic patterns in 18th-century England; the textile industry and technological advance; public policy; poverty and the work ethic; pre-Marxian socialism; Utopian socialism; and more.
  • The Making of the Modern World, Part II: 1851-1914
    Comprised mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys, this collection covers social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology, industrialization and the birth of the modern corporation.

Coverage: 1450-1914

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