Victorian Cities: Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Middlesbrough, Melbourne, London

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Paperback. Pub Date: 09 May 1990 Pages: 416 Publisher: Penguin In 1837 in England and Wales there Were only five Provincial SMALL CITIES & TOWNS. Of more than 100.000 inhabitants. By 1891 there Were twenty-three. Over the same PERIOD London's Population more than doubled. In this companion volume to Victorian People and Victorian Things. Lord iggs focuses on the cities of Manchester. Leeds. Birmingham. Middlesough. Melbourne (an example of a Victorian community overseas) and London. comparing and contrasting their social. political and topographical development. Full of illuminating detail. Victorian Cities presents a unique social. political and economic bird's-eye view of the past.

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In 1837, in England and Wales, there were only five provincial cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants. By 1891 there were twenty-three. Over the same period Londonís population more than doubled.

In this companion volume to Victorian People and Victorian Things, Lord Briggs focuses on the cities of Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Middlesbrough, Melbourne (an example of a Victorian community overseas) and London, comparing and contrasting their social, political and topographical development. Full of illuminating detail, Victorian Cities presents a unique social, political and economic bird's-eye view of the past.

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"The 19th century is the first age in human history in which it became normal for most citizens to live in cities. . . . Professor Briggs's book reminds us of our own failings, and this is among its great merits. Though he has selected only a few urban themes for full discussion, he incidentally illuminates many more."--E. J. Hobsbawm, "New Statesman

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