By Elmus Wicker
This is often the 1st full-length learn of 5 U.S. banking panics of the nice melancholy. Professor Wicker reconstructs a detailed historic narrative of every of the disturbances, investigating their origins, value and results, and he reappraises the position of Federal Reserve officers within the panics. His findings problem a number of the commonly-held assumptions in regards to the occasions of 1930 and 1931, and should be of huge curiosity to scholars of the good melancholy, financial and fiscal historians, monetary and macroeconomists.
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But demographics are only part of the story. Perhaps the most important agent of change was the market, and over the early modern centuries we can see its increasing if uneven penetration into peasant lives. As urban demand accelerated, market forces were exerted on the countryside, and peasants responded in a variety of ways, none of which suggest that they were hidebound 26 Chapter One traditionalists averse to change. Indeed, one fundamental characteristic of the peasant was his adaptation to shifting demand through specialization—from growing grapes to weaving cloth to engaging in commerce.
They formed lasting local dynasties, and dominated the village community, monopolizing its posts. At the other end of the social scale were more and more men and women dependent on these wealthy families for their livelihood—as hired workers, or debtors. As long as economic conditions were good, everyone could benefit (or at least avoid famine), but if conditions deteriorated, the ranks of the lower orders could only swell. Agricultural growth, then, spelled significant change in the world of the peasant.
It might mean giving up cereal production for a more intense cultivation of orchards or grapes (and vineyards spread relentlessly throughout the kingdom during the early modern period, especially near towns and cities). Or it might entail more assiduous attention to clearing away weeds and brush from fields, or creating better and more extensive drainage. It might entail a novel use of an implement, like a scythe. This heavy tool had long been used to cut grass, but with demand from urban markets on the rise it was increasingly used to harvest grain.