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The Victorian City By R.J. Morris

The Victorian City by R.J. Morris

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12 recent articles analyzing how and why the shift of population to ever-larger towns took place, and the problems and opportunities created by the fundamental changes in towns themselves, and the relationship of urban places to British society as a whole. A substantial introduction is included.

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The Victorian City: A Reader in British Urban History 1820-1914 by R.J. Morris

Published in association with the internationally renowned Centre for Urban History at Leicester University, this series focuses on the towns and cities of Britain to provide a wide ranging introduction to recent research in this field. Between 1820 and 1914 the economy and society of Britain became more heavily urbanised that ever before. Not only did the shift of population to ever-larger towns intensify, but fundamental changes took place within towns themselves and in the relationship of urban places to British society as a whole. The Victorian City brings together 12 recent key articles, prefaced by a substantial general Introduction, to analyse how and why these changes occurred and what problems and opportunities they created. The final title to appear in this four-volume series and the one with much the largest potential readership, Deals with the British urban experience of the period: previous volumes were exclusively English. Not merely a rich survey of The Victorian City: the contributors and the contributions add up to a cross-section of the best writing, and most modern approaches, in urban history as a discipline today. Not just for urban historians: for the first time in its history Britain became progressively an industrial society in the 19th century, with the city at the heart of it, so this is a book of mainstream importance for social, economic and political historians as well. Each article is prefaced by a headnote, and the entire collection is set in context by the editors' Introduction, which is a major contribution to Victorian urban historiography in its own right.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. 1. An introduction to British Urban History, 1820-1914. Part One: The City and its People. 2. 'Urbanization'. 3. Employment, Wages and Poverty in the Scottish Cities 1840-1914. 4. Victorian Cities: how different? Part Two: The Physical Fabric of the City. 5. The Rise of the Suburbs. 6. The Railway as an Agent of Internal change in Victorian Cities. Part Three: The Social Fabric of the City. Part Three: The Social Fabric of the City. 8. Class Consciousness in Oldham and other Northwest Industrial Towns 1830-1850. 9. Municipal Socialism and Social Policy. 10. The Policeman as Domestic Missionary; Urban Discipline and Popular Culture, 1850-80. 11. The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick-maker: the Shop and family in the Industrial Revolution. 12. the Role of Religion in the Cultural Structure of the Later Victorian City. 13. St Giles Fair, 1830-1914. Select Bibliography. Index.

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The Victorian City: A Reader in British Urban History 1820-1914 by R.J. Morris
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