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City of cities : the birth of modern London

Author: Stephen Inwood
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of the birth of modern London during the thirty years before the First World War has never been told. In this account, Stephen Inwood defines an era of unique character and importance by delving into the lives and textures of the booming city. He takes us - by hansom cab, bicycle, electric tram or motor bus - from the glittering new department stores of Oxford Street to the synagogues and sweat shops of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Inwood
ISBN: 0333782879 9780333782873
OCLC Number: 61175981
Notes: LC copy signed by author.
Description: xvii, 538 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : London in the 1880s --
1. City of smoke --
2. Making money --
3. Landlord and tenant --
4. The discovery of poverty --
5. The Jewish East End --
6. Socialists and the unemployed --
7. Industrial London --
8. New women --
9. Governing London --
10. Council estates --
11. A city of suburbs --
12. Growing up --
13. A revolution in transport --
14. The end of darkest London --
15. Dying London --
16. Sex and scandal --
17. Bohemia and Grub Street --
18. A city of shops --
19. Ignorant armies --
20. 'The safest capital' --
21. A city of showmen --
Conclusion --
22. London before 1914.
Responsibility: Stephen Inwood.

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London saw the rise of massive immigration, fleet street and the arrival of mass consumption. It's often believed that the First World War had a revolutionary impact on the tranquil Edwardian era  Read more...

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