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The Resource British Imperialism and the Making of Colonial Currency Systems, by Wadan Narsey

British Imperialism and the Making of Colonial Currency Systems, by Wadan Narsey

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British Imperialism and the Making of Colonial Currency Systems
Title
British Imperialism and the Making of Colonial Currency Systems
Statement of responsibility
by Wadan Narsey
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Based on archival research covering more than two centuries and most former British colonies (West Indies, India, Singapore, Malaya, West Africa and East Africa), this book is a 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 II. Britain forcibly replaced international currencies, including gold and sterling itself, by new localised silver currencies, backed by gold and sterling reserves in London, under the total control of the British Treasury and the powerful influence of the Bank of England. Ignoring colonial needs, imperial decision-makers continuously over-ruled colonial governments, commercial interest in colonies (British and local), Colonial Office and the Crown Agents, to support liquidity in the London Money Market, convertibility of sterling, export of British capital, and cheap readily available finance for the British Government. Academia, including Keynes and institutions like the London School of Economics, are shown to have played supporting roles. This book is valuable reading for academics and students interested in theories of imperialism, colonial underdevelopment, money (national and international) and related topics such as currency areas and exchange rates. Its comprehensive index links monetary concepts to actual events in the British Empire, with pointers to new research areas. This account of the rise and fall of sterling as a world currency may have lessons for the future trajectories of the US dollar, Euro, Chinese renminbi and the Indian rupee
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AZU
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Narsey, Wadan
Dewey number
332.09
Image bit depth
0
Index
index present
LC call number
HG171
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
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  • Finance
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Great Britain
  • Imperialism
Label
British Imperialism and the Making of Colonial Currency Systems, by Wadan Narsey
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 356 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137553188
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137553188
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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  • SPR956758278
  • ocn956758278
Label
British Imperialism and the Making of Colonial Currency Systems, by Wadan Narsey
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 356 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137553188
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137553188
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR956758278
  • ocn956758278

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