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Virtuous commerce and free theology: political economy and the dissenting academies 1750-1800

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Eighteenth-century Dissenting Academies provided a liberal education oriented towards practical and commercial subjects, and began the earliest sustained development of political economy teaching in Britain. Leading tutors, like Joseph Priestley and Richard Price, as well as students like William Godwin, were however divided on key issues such as luxury, and the degree to which machinery and the division of labour could be extended without harming the labouring classes.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK.

Publication date: 1999-01-01

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