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Housing in urban Britain, 1780-1914

Author: Richard Rodger; Economic History Society.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: New studies in economic and social history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Cambridge University Press edView all editions and formats
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An ideal introduction to a central issue in nineteenth-century social history - the history of housing and the transition from a rural to an urban society.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rodger; Economic History Society.
ISBN: 0521552672 9780521552677 0521557860 9780521557863
OCLC Number: 32465523
Description: vii, 100 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: an urban framework --
2. Urban expansion and the pattern of demand --
(i). Population, migration and the cities --
(ii). Wages, employment and the structure of demand --
3. Supply influences --
(i). Landownership, estate development and housing --
(ii). The building industry --
(iii). The containing context: building regulations --
4. House types: terraces and tenements --
(i). Residential segregation and mobility --
(ii). Evolution of the terraced house --
(iii). The housing hierarchy --
5. The suburbs: villas and values --
6. The containment of 'the housing problem' 1850-1880 --
7. A late-Victorian and Edwardian housing crisis --
(i). Market intervention --
(ii). Property politics: tension and crisis 1880-1914 --
8. Comfort and housing amenity --
9. Conclusion.
Series Title: New studies in economic and social history.
Responsibility: prepared for the Economic History Society by Richard Rodger.
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