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Routledge Library Editions: Urban History


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1983, draw together research by leading academics on William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the historical, political and philosophical, whilst also exploring their work with other political figures such as Paul Kruger. This set will be of interest to students of history and politics respectively.

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Dacca A Study in Urban History and Development

Dacca A Study in Urban History and Development

1st Edition

Sharif Uddin Ahmed
January 20, 2020

Originally published in 1986, this work discusses the development in Dacca of western-style municipal organization and its financial and practical problems and also explores the economic transition of the city after 1840. It is one of the few urban studies which carries through from the ‘old order’...

Patterns of European Urbanisation Since 1500

Patterns of European Urbanisation Since 1500

1st Edition

Henk Schmal
January 20, 2020

Originally published in 1981, Patterns of European Urbanisation Since 1500 examines urbanisation in Europe since 1500, paying particular attention to the underlying factors which govern the differentiated process of urbanisation. The book goes on to formulate some of the ways in which these factors...

Semi-Detached London Suburban Development, Life and Transport, 1900-39

Semi-Detached London Suburban Development, Life and Transport, 1900-39

1st Edition

Richard J R Kirkby
January 20, 2020

Originally published in 1973, Semi-Detached London looks at the great suburban expansion of London between the two world wars. The book covers all aspects of urban history, presenting an authoritative and balanced account of the Great Suburban Age, and the final uninhibited forty years before the ...

Signs of Change Urban Iconographies in San Francisco, 1880-1915

Signs of Change Urban Iconographies in San Francisco, 1880-1915

1st Edition

Ron Robin
January 20, 2020

Originally published in 1990, Signs of Change assess the people of San Francisco according to their own demonstrative standards through the visual symbols. Special attention is devoted to the visual perceptions of immigrants, those whose senses were not smothered by over-familiarity or protracted ...

Trading Peasants and Urbanization in Eighteenth-Century Russia The Central Industrial Region

Trading Peasants and Urbanization in Eighteenth-Century Russia The Central Industrial Region

1st Edition

Daniel Morrison
January 20, 2020

Originally published in 1987, this book is based on research concerned primarily with the Central Industrial Region. It uses archival and published sources, focusing on a category of immigrants which is comparatively well documented in official records - those who enlisted formally in the urban ...

Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914

Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914

1st Edition

James H. Treble
January 20, 2020

First published in 1979, Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914 examines the plight of the poor in towns as a direct result of industrialization. This valuable study examines the major causes of poverty – low pay, casual labour, unemployment, sickness, widowhood, large families, old age, drink and ...

Urbanization in China Town and Country in a Developing Economy 1949-2000 AD

Urbanization in China Town and Country in a Developing Economy 1949-2000 AD

1st Edition

Richard J R Kirkby
January 20, 2020

Originally published in 1985, Urbanisation in China is based on extensive original research and fieldwork, considers the whole problem of urbanisation in China. Starting with an outline of the pre-communist legacy, the author traces population changes and urban growth throughout the communist ...

Black Boston African American Life and Culture in Urban America, 1750-1860

Black Boston African American Life and Culture in Urban America, 1750-1860

1st Edition

George A. Levesque
July 29, 2019

Between the Revolution and the Civil War, non-slave black Americans existed in the no-man’s land between slavery and freedom. The two generations defined by these two titanic struggles for national survival saw black Bostonians struggle to make real the quintessential values of individual freedom ...

Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

1st Edition

Various
January 22, 2018

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1940 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of welfare and the welfare state, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine welfare policy, equality, poverty, class, government, social ...

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