An Economic History of London 1800-1914 (Routledge by Professor Michael Ball,David T Sunderland

By Professor Michael Ball,David T Sunderland

In 1800 London was once already the biggest urban on the planet, and over the process the following century its inhabitants grew quickly, attaining over seven million via 1914. Historians have usually depicted London after the commercial Revolution as an commercial backwater that declined into the mass exploitation of labour via 'sweating', ruled by means of urban and service provider pursuits. This e-book as an alternative argues that London was once a centre of nineteenth-century British financial development. sleek financial theories of towns are used to give an explanation for the explanations of metropolitan monetary improvement, and emphasis is put on the altering function of the city inside of Britain and the broader international economic climate.

Individual chapters comprehensively survey a wide selection 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 happen on in basic terms unfastened industry phrases - the availability of city providers is a vital section of metropolitan heritage, relatively within the altering courting among executive and personal endeavour. This attention-grabbing heritage of a awesome urban will entice a large viewers from beginner to expert pursuits in economics, historical past, city reviews and geography.

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