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作者 Narsey, Wadan, author
書名 British imperialism and the making of colonial currency systems / by Wadan Narsey
出版項 London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
國際標準書號 9781137553188 (electronic bk.)
9781349716319 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1057/9781137553188 doi
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xv, 356 pages) : digital ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
系列 Palgrave studies in the history of finance
Palgrave studies in the history of finance
附註 1) The accepted history of British colonial currency systems and the key questions -- 2) Currency policies for Britain (1698-1893): adoption of the Gold Standard and rejection of silver and bimetallism -- 3)Colonial currency policies (1600-1893): from international to localized currencies -- 4) India 1893-1912: conflicts and imperial resolution -- 5) Straits Settlements 1893 - 1912: the transition from India to West Africa -- 6) The establishment of the West African Currency Board: 1893-1912 -- 7) Conflicts over the administration of colonial reserves in London (1927-1957), academic criticisms and imperial responses -- 8) Reassessment of the currency board debate -- 9) Currency and monetary policies in white settler colonies -- 10) Conclusion
Covering the colonial Empire (including West Indies, India, Singapore, West Africa and East Africa), this book is a detailed revisionist history of the British imperial manipulations of colonial currency systems to facilitate the rise of sterling to world supremacy via the gold standard, and to slow its eventual decline after World War I. Official internal correspondence is used to show that Britain typically acted against the advice of colonial commercial interests, colonial governments, and even officials in the Colonial Office, in order to replace international currencies (including gold and sterling itself), with localised silver currencies. The local currencies were backed by gold and sterling reserves in London, under the total control of the British Treasury and the Bank of England. In the process liquidity was provided to the London money market, and cheap finance to the British Government. This book provides a new perspective on theories of imperialism, colonial money and colonial underdevelopment, with possible geostrategic historical lessons for the US dollar and emerging global currencies such as Chinese renminbi and the Euro
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Money -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Economic policy
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration
Finance
Financial History
African History
Asian History
History of Britain and Ireland
Imperialism and Colonialism
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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