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The Structure of Nineteenth Century Cities

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ISBN 9780367772147
May 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
324 Pages

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Book Description

When this book was first published in 1982, despite considerable research on 19th Century towns in Britain and America, there had been little attempt to search for links between these empirical studies and to relate them more to more general theories of 19th Century urban development. The book provides an integrated series of chapters which discuss trends and research problems in the study of 19th Century cities. It will be of value to researchers in urban geography, social history and historical geography.

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Introduction 1. The Internal Structure of Nineteenth-Century British Cities – An Overview James H. Johnson and Colin G. Pooley Part 2: Housing and the Nineteenth-Century Urban Environment 2. Rents and Ground Rents: Housing and the Land Market in Nineteenth Century Britain Richard Rodger 3. The Internal Structure of the Housebuilding Industry in Nineteenth-Century Cities Peter J. Aspinall 4. The Growth of Public Intervention in the British Urban Environment During the Nineteenth-Century: A Structural Approach Anthony Sutcliffe Part 3: Retailing and the Nineteenth-Century Urban Economy 5. Street Trading in London: A Case Study of Causal Labour, 1830-60 David R. Green 6. Retailing in the Nineteenth-Century Town: Some Problems and Possibilities Roger Scola 7. The Role of Retailing in the Urban Economy Gareth Shaw Part 4: The Social Structure of the Nineteenth-Century Town 8. Choice and Constraint in the Nineteenth-Century City: A Basis for Residential Differentiation Colin G. Pooley 9. Residential Differentiation in Nineteenth Century Towns: From Shapes on the Ground to Shapes in Society David Cannadine 10. Stability and Change in Urban Communities: A Geographical Perspective Richard Dennis 11. Indicators of Population Change and Stability in Nineteenth-Century Cities: Some Sceptical Comments Michael Anderson Part 5: Conclusions 12. The Future Study of the Nineteenth-Century British City: Some Concluding Comments James H. Johnson and Colin G. Pooley

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James H. Johnson and Colin G. Pooley