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Welcome to the Routledge Paperbacks Direct website. This initiative provides the opportunity to buy topical books that represent the best of our cutting-edge hardback publishing in a paperback format and price.

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  • Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914 book cover

    Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914

    1st Edition

    By James H. Treble

    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…

    Paperback – 2020-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Signs of Change: Urban Iconographies in San Francisco, 1880-1915 book cover

    Signs of Change

    Urban Iconographies in San Francisco, 1880-1915, 1st Edition

    By Ron Robin

    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…

    Paperback – 2020-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Blueprint for a Common School book cover

    Blueprint for a Common School

    1st Edition

    By W. Kenneth Richmond

    Originally published in 1943, recognising the importance of early education, this title looked at a way forward for creating a "Common School" for all children. At a time when most attention was focused on secondary education, this title outlines a plan for primary state education, much of it…

    Paperback – 2020-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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