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Victorian cities /
Asa Briggs.
imprint
London : Penguin Books, 1990.
description
411 p. --
ISBN
0140135820
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series title
imprint
London : Penguin Books, 1990.
isbn
0140135820
general note
Companion vol. to the author's Victorian people and Victorian things.
catalogue key
1902907
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-399) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
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 London#146;s 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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