1st Edition

Britain 1740 – 1950
An Historical Geography



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ISBN 9781032005829
April 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
354 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1992, this book provides students with a well-illustrated, clearly written text which offers a coherent overview of Britain’s development from a pre-modern to a modern economy and society. The key processes that have shaped the geography of modern Britain are rooted in the significant demographic, economic, technological and social transitions of the early eighteenth century, the impact of which was not fully diffused through the nation until the mid-20th Century. This country-wide survey examines the nature of this transformation. The material in the book is accessible because the book is clearly structured into 3 phases: 1740 to the 1830s; the 1830s to the 1890s and the 1890s to 1950. For each period, the principal aspects of change in population, industry, the countryside and urban life are examined, and regional examples given to support the analysis.

Table of Contents

1. The Economic and Social Transformation of Britain Part 1: Britain From the 1740s to the 1830s 2. The Political, Economic and Social Context, 1740-1830 3. Demographic Change from the 1740s to the 1830s 4. The Countryside from the 1740s to the 1830s 5. Industry and Industrialization from the 1740s to the 1830s 6. Urbanization and Urban Life from the 1740s to the 1830s. Part 2: Britain from the 1830s to the 1890s 7. The Political, Social and Economic Context, 1830-1890 8. Demographic Change from the 1830s to the 1890s 9. The Countryside from the 1830s to the 1890s 10. Industry and Industrialization from the 1830s to the 1890s 11. Urbanization and Urban Life from the 1830s to the 1890s. Part 3: Britain from the 1890s to the 1940s 12. The Political, Economic and Social Context, 1890-1950 13. Demographic Change from the 1890s to the 1940s 14. The Countryside from the 1890s to the 1940s 15. Industry and Industrialization from the 1890s to the 1940s 16. Urbanization and Urban Life from the 1890s to the 1940s 17. Conclusion.

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Richard Lawton and Colin G. Pooley