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Published: 21 March 2013

290 Pages | Four black and white images, numerous graphs and tables


ISBN: 9780199588459

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Black Market Britain


Mark Roodhouse

  • The first history of black market dealing in wartime and post-war Britain
  • Draws from a wide range of sources, including recently declassified material, to reveal the nature and extent of black marketeering in rationed and price controlled goods
  • Changes our understanding of the underground economy and challenges views of solidarity in austerity Britain
  • Reveals the moral underpinnings of economic life in mid-twentieth-century Britain, confirming the importance of notions of fairness