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A brief history of Birmingham

Author: Peter Leather
Publisher: Studley : Brewin Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Packed with facts and dates, this book covers the entire history of Birmingham from prehistoric times to the dawn of the new Millennium. In twelve bite-sized chapters, Peter Leather, Lecturer in Birmingham Studies at the University of Birmingham and writer of the popular 'Hidden City' column in Birmingham MetroNews, tells the fascinating tale of Birmingham's rise from insignificant hamlet to international  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Leather
ISBN: 1858581877 9781858581873
OCLC Number: 59530624
Description: viii, 60 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Birmingham before Birmingham --
From birth to doom --
Mediaeval Birmingham --
Tudor and Stuart Birmingham --
Hutton's Birmingham --
Industrial Birmingham 1-manufacture --
Industrial Birmingham 2-transport --
Birmingham's government from bailiffs to borough --
Victorian Birmingham 1-the dark before the dawn --
Victorian Birmingham 2-the best governed city --
Twentieth century Birmingham 1 --
greater Birmingham --
Twentieth century Birmingham 2 --
forward! --
Further reading.
Responsibility: Peter Leather.

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