From its earliest origins to the twenty-first century, Hull is a city that has been continually shaped by flows of people, commodities, ideas and trade. The result is a distinctive city with a longstanding, varied, proud and often remarkable history. Hull: Culture, History, Place is a celebration of this unique city's past and present. Telling the story of Hull from the earliest settlement on the muddy banks of the river, through civil war rebellion, maritime success and the trauma of the Second World War to post-war resilience and recovery, this book shows how and why Hull has been a place of significance and success over many centuries. The eleven chapters, twenty-five enlightening vignettes and many illustrations bring the city's history to light and life, exploring the people, places, trade, industry, ideas, creativity and vision that have formed the lived experience of this city for over eight hundred years.
Reviews 'It is a genuine collaborative effort that has been beautifully put together to give a real feel for the culture and history of a very distinctive place. The book is enhanced still further by the efforts of the publisher, since high-quality paper enhances the scores of full-colour illustrations. It is a book largely written by academics from the University of Hull but the text is extremely readable and will do much to enhance the pride of citizens in their history while educating visitors about the unique character of the city.' Terry R. Slater, Journal of Historical Geography 'This is a genuine collaborative effort that has been beautifully put together to give a real feel for the culture and history of a very distinctive place. The book is enhanced still further by the efforts of the publisher, since high-quality paper enhances the scores of full-colour illustrations.' Journal of Historical Geography 'as much an exemplary work of `public history' as an academic synthesis.' The Economic History Review 'This book is highly recommended as a demonstration in how to write and produce an enthralling local history of a major east coast port.' North East History 'Hull: Culture, History, Place presents a fascinating insight into the distinctiveness of this important maritime city fromits prehistoric origins up to the twenty-first century. ... this collection of essays offers the reader an absorbing snapshot of the city's rich heritage. Moreover, the many interesting vignettes - 25 in total - located within each chapter add further illuminating detail. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including cultural geography, history, and literary studies, deploy a diverse array of source materials, including diaries, letters, inventories, wills and testaments, and oral testimonies, to demonstrate how important the city of Hull was not just to British, but global history.' Robert James, The International Journal of Maritime History
About David J. Starkey
David J Starkey is Professor of Maritime History and Director of the Maritime Historical Studies Centre at the University of Hull. David Atkinson is Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography at the University of Hull. Briony McDonagh is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Hull. Sarah McKeon is Research Assistant at the University of Hull. Elisabeth Salter is Professor of Medieval Studies and Cultural Creativity at the University of Hull.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction David Atkinson, Briony McDonagh, Sarah McKeon, Elisabeth Salter, David J. Starkey, Martin Wilcox 2 The Origins and Early Development of Kingston upon Hull: an archaeological perspective D H Evan 3 Hull's Medieval Lives Elisabeth Salter 4 Rebellious Hull Briony McDonagh 5 The Merchants' Golden Age David & Susan Neave 6 Dock Development, 1778-1914 Martin Wilcox 7 The Making of a Mosaic: Migration and the port city of Kingston upon Hull Nicholas J. Evans 8 The Sporting Life of the City Tony Collins & Victoria Dawson 9 Distant-Water Trawlerman: William Oliver, 1884-1959 David J. Starkey 10 Trauma and utopianism in Second World War Hull David Atkinson 11 Memory on the Waterfront in late Twentieth-Century Hull Jo Byrne & Alex Ombler
Hull: Culture, History, Place by David J. Starkey
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