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Portrait of an industrial city : "clanging Belfast", 1750-1914

Author: Stephen A Royle
Publisher: Belfast : The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society in association with Ulster Historical Foundation : Distributed by Ulster Historical Foundation, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hammer's clanging" was the sound that the great ninetheenth century novelist Wililam Makepeace Thackeray associated with Belfast when he visited in 1842. Eventually Belfast outstripped Dublin as the largest city on the island of Ireland, and ranked third in the British empire, while still echoing to the sound of those clanging hammers. Industry lay at the heart of the city's manufacturing prowess with shipyards,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen A Royle
ISBN: 9781908448064 1908448067
OCLC Number: 768473930
Description: x, 160 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: 'clanging Belfast' --
'The town broke loose': growth --
'A permanent and profitable channel of industrial enterprise' --
A 'saturnalia of bigotry and ruffianism': street life and politics --
'The inhabitants of this town are industrious and careful. But methinks not so sociable as other places' --
Postscript: Belfast in 1914: 'really a wonder'?
Responsibility: Stephen A. Royle.

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"Hammer's clanging" was the sound that the great ninetheenth century novelist Wililam Makepeace Thackeray associated with Belfast when he visited in 1842. Eventually Belfast outstripped Dublin as the largest city on the island of Ireland, and ranked third in the British empire, while still echoing to the sound of those clanging hammers. Industry lay at the heart of the city's manufacturing prowess with shipyards, textile mills and other industrial ventures. The constant movement of workers and goods, the smells and sounds of constant industrial activity, and the distinctive clang of metal on metal dominated the city's daily life. Throughout the book the use of primary sources documents and illuminates the story of Belfast.

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