By Professor Michael Ball,David T Sunderland
In 1800 London was once already the biggest urban on this planet, and over the process the subsequent century its inhabitants grew quickly, attaining over seven million through 1914. Historians have usually depicted London after the economic Revolution as an commercial backwater that declined into the mass exploitation of labour via 'sweating', ruled through urban and service provider pursuits. This ebook as a substitute argues that London used to be a centre of nineteenth-century British financial development. sleek monetary theories of towns are used to give an explanation for the motives of metropolitan fiscal improvement, and emphasis is put on the altering position of the city inside of Britain and the broader global financial system.
Individual chapters comprehensively survey a large choice of issues 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 unfastened industry phrases - the provision of city companies is a vital part of metropolitan background, quite within the altering dating among govt and personal endeavour. This attention-grabbing heritage of a amazing urban will attract a large viewers from beginner to expert pursuits in economics, historical past, city reviews and geography.
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An Economic History of London 1800-1914 (Routledge Explorations in Economic History) by Professor Michael Ball,David T Sunderland