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RICHARDS, Eric. The Leviathan of Wealth : The Sutherland Fortune in the Industrial Revolution, foreword by Professor S.G. Checkland. London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1973). Pp. (6), vii-xx, (2), 3-315, (1) + (4) p. of plates. Illustrations, maps. 8vo, black cloth with gilt spine titles. "Early in the nineteenth century, the ducal family of Sutherland was the richest noblehouse in Britain. The Leviathan of Wealth is the story of how that remarka ble fortune was deployed in the age of the Industrial Revolution. Eric Richards points out that much of the Sutherland wealth was sunk into landed estates, respectably so in the English Midlands, and with considerable notoriety in the execution of the so-called Highland Clearances in the north of Scotland. In England the Sutherlands were also involved in the transport revolution, and this was the source of much of their wealth. They were caught in the great battles between the canals and the first railways. In Scotland,they used the proceeds from their diverse English enterprises to finance a mbitious amd controversial schemes for the economic development of their enormous Highland estates. The Sutherland Clearances were the unhappy outcomeof misplaced good intentions, of crude planning methods, and of impossible circumstances. This book provides a clear picture of the operation of weal th and power in early nineteenth-century Britain and the limits of social engineering in the pursuit of material progress." -- from dust jacket. Contents: Part One. Leviathan of Wealth ; I. The House of Sutherland ; II. JamesLoch, 'The Sutherland Metternich' ; Part Two. The House of Sutherland and the Coming of the Railways ; III. The Problematical Inheritance ; IV. The Challenge and the Response ; V. The Way of Compromise ; VI. A Position of Influence ; VII. The Edge and the Precipice ; VIII. A Golden Opportunity ; IX. Transport Capitalism in the Early 1830s ; X. Uneasy Co-existance ; XI. Into and Out of the Vortex ; Part Three. The Sutherland Clearances ; XII. Sutherlands and the Highland Problem ; XIII. William Young and Patrick Sellar ; XIV. The Reaffirmation of the Sutherland Policy ; XV. Capital, Labour andPrices in the New Economy ; XVI. Progress, Poverty and Criticism ; XVII. F amine and the Final Years ; Part Four. Perspectives ; XVIII. The uses of anAristocratic Fortune. Very good in dust jacket. 25.00
Title: Leviathan of Wealth : The Sutherland Fortune in the Industrial Revolution.
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1973, ISBN:0710074557:
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