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By Professor Michael Ball,David T Sunderland

ISBN-10: 0415246911

ISBN-13: 9780415246910

ISBN-10: 0415406404

ISBN-13: 9780415406406

In 1800 London used to be already the most important urban on this planet, and over the process the subsequent century its inhabitants grew swiftly, achieving over seven million via 1914. Historians have frequently depicted London after the economic Revolution as an business backwater that declined into the mass exploitation of labour via 'sweating', ruled via urban and service provider pursuits. This e-book in its place argues that London used to be a centre of nineteenth-century British financial progress. glossy fiscal theories of towns are used to give an explanation for the reasons of metropolitan fiscal improvement, and emphasis is put on the altering position of the city inside Britain and the broader global financial system.

Individual chapters comprehensively survey a large choice of themes together with:




  • population and migration

  • standards of living

  • employment and industry

  • changes in retailing and leisure

  • social welfare and native government

  • post and telecommunications.


The evolution of London didn't take place on basically loose industry phrases - the provision of city companies is a crucial component to metropolitan heritage, quite within the altering dating among govt and personal endeavour. This interesting heritage of a impressive urban will entice a large viewers from novice to professional pursuits in economics, heritage, city stories and geography.

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