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Towns, regions, and industries : urban and industrial change in the Midlands, c.1700-1840

Author: Jon Stobart; Neil Raven
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005.
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"Concentrating on the Midlands and drawing on a wealth of original research by an eminent collection of scholars, this book seeks to develop a fresh understanding of the complex range of urban industrial activity taking place in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Focusing on the concomitant urbanisation, it explains how regional urban systems both shaped and responded to processes of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Towns, regions, and industries.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005
(OCoLC)654858211
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Stobart; Neil Raven
ISBN: 0719070864 9780719070860
OCLC Number: 57062081
Description: xiv, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : industrialisation and urbanisation in a regional context / Jon Stobart and Neil Raven --
2. Industrial and urban change in the midlands : a regional survey / Neil Raven and Tristram Hooley --
3. Industrialisation and the service economy / Andrew Hann --
4. Industry, investment and consumption : urban women in the midlands / Christine Wiskin --
5. Networks and hinterlands : transport in the midlands / Neil Raven and Jon Stobart --
6. Towns and industries : the changing character of manufacturing towns / Barrie Trinder --
7. New towns of the industrial coalfields : Burslem and West Bromwich / Jon Stobart and Barrie Trinder --
8. Industrialisation and social change : Wolverhampton transformed, 1700-1840 / John Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Stobart and Neil Raven.
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1. Introduction - Jon Stobart & Neil Raven; Part 1: The Midlands: an industrial region; 2. Industrial and urban change in the Midlands - Neil Raven & Tristram Hooley; 3. Industrialisation and the  Read more...

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