1st Edition

Atlas of British Social and Economic History Since c.1700

Edited By Mr Rex Pope, Rex Pope Copyright 1989
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    All students of history use maps. This atlas is designed specifically to enhance the understanding of British history since 1700, as well as emphasizing social as well as economic change. The contributors are all subject specialists who have taught in higher education institutions, and a large proportion of both maps and text is based on their own original research. The combination of maps and text is intended to illustrate not only historical developments, such as the spread of agriculture or the growth of an integrated transport system, but also regional contrasts at points in time. The end product offers support for those historians who question the usefulness of thinking in terms of national economic histories.

    Introduction 1 Agriculture 2 The textile and chemicals industries 3 Metal, vehicle, and engineering industries 4 Coal, gas, and electricity 5 Transport and trade 6 Demographic changes 1701–1981 7 Employment and unemployment 8 Urbanization and living conditions 9 Labour movements 10 Education: late nineteenth-century disparities in provision 11 Religion 12 Leisure


    Rex Pope, Lancashire Polytechnic

    ` ... will enrich the understanding of students studying history at undergraduate and GCE advanced level, especially in light of the recent shift away from reliance on textbooks ... the approach to the subject adopted by Pope and his colleagues adds further weight to the contention that there can now be little justification for a return to `national' histories of the traditional type.' - Keith Burgess, Social History Society Newsletter

    ` ... solid, up to date history, providing a bedrock of information in the maps and texts, plus a decent bibliography for each chapter. A good book to possess, a good buy for a library.' - History Teaching Review

    ` ... certainly ... useful and stimulating adjunct to the usual text books in social and economic history.' - J.M. Wagstaff, Regional Studies

    ` ... provides its sixth form and undergraduate audience with an authoritative text and local colour drawn from the north of England.' - Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature

    `A useful source book for teachers and students.' - The Geographical Association

    `The maps provide absorbing representations of change: they suggest questions and new problems for study. The atlas should be widely used.' - M.J. Wise, Geographical Journal