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English Industrial Cities of the Nineteenth Century : A Social Geography - Richard Dennis

English Industrial Cities of the Nineteenth Century

A Social Geography

Paperback Published: 15th September 1986
ISBN: 9780521338394
Number Of Pages: 384

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To contemporaries the nineteenth century was 'the age of great cities'. As early as 1851 over half the population of England and Wales could be classified as 'urban'. In the first full-length treatment of nineteenth-century urbanism from a geographical perspective, Richard Dennia focuses on the industrial towns and cities of Lancashire, Yorkshire, the Midlands and South Wales, that epitomised the spirit of the new age. In recent years urban historians and geographers have produced a wide range of detailed studies, both of particular cities and of specific aspects of nineteenth-century urban society, including the housing system, local government, public transport, class structure, residential segregation and social and geographical mobility. Dr Dennis offers a critical review of this research, integrated with his own original study of mobility, social interaction and community in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield.

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
A note on prices and distances
Urban geography and social history
Sources of diversity among Victorian cities
Contemporary accounts of nineteenth-century cities
Public transport and the journey to work
The geography of housing
Class consciousness and social stratification
The spatial structure of nineteenth-century cities
Residential mobility, persistence and community
Community and interaction
The containing context
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521338394
ISBN-10: 0521338395
Series: Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 15th September 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.59