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Nineteenth-century Britain : a very short introduction

Author: Christopher Harvie; H C G Matthew
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Very short introductions, 23.
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The nineteenth century was a time of massive growth for Britain. In 1800 it was overwhelmingly rural, agrarian, multilingual, and almost half-Celtic. A century later it was largely urban and English. The effects of the industrial Revolution caused cities to swell enormously. London, for example, grew from about 1 million people to over 6 million. Abroad, the British Empire was reaching its apex, while at home the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Harvie; H C G Matthew
ISBN: 0192853988 9780192853981
OCLC Number: 70114200
Notes: Text originally published in: The Oxford illustrated history of Britain. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1984.
Description: 171 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 18 cm.
Contents: Reflections on the revolutions --
Industrial development --
Reform and religion --
The wars abroad --
Roads to freedom --
Coping with reform --
'Unless the Lord build the city ... ' --
'The ringing grooves of change' --
Politics and diplomacy : Palmerston's years --
Incorporation --
Free trade : an industrial economy rampant --
A shifting population : town and country --
The masses and the classes : the urban worker --
Clerks and commerce : the lower middle class --
The propertied classes --
Pomp and circumstance --
'A great change in manners' --
'Villa Tories' : the Conservative resurgence --
Ireland, Scotland, Wales : Home Rule frustrated --
Reluctant Imperialists? --
The fin-de-siécle reaction : new views of the State --
Old Liberalism, New Liberalism, Labourism, and tariff reform --
Edwardian years : a crisis of the State contained --
'Your English summers done'.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 23.
Other Titles: Oxford illustrated history of Britain.
Responsibility: Christopher Harvie and H.C.G. Matthew.
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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew's Very Short Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Britain is a sharp but  Read more...

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