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City status in the British Isles, 1830-2002

Author: J V Beckett
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, ©2005.
Series: Historical urban studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a wide variety of government and civic records, this book traces the changing nature of city status, particularly through the 19th and 20th centuries. Beginning with an explaination of how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Beckett, J.V.
City status in the British Isles, 1830-2002.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, ©2005
(DLC) 2004025740
(OCoLC)56967106
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J V Beckett
OCLC Number: 655358204
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 202 pages).
Contents: The city in British history --
Civic rivalry : Manchester and the quest for city status, 1836-88 --
Civic pride : towns into cities, 1888-1914 --
Civic status and civic promotion : the inter-war years --
Politicians and city status, 1945-69 --
Boosting the town, selling the city, 1970-2000 --
The Millennium competition --
The Golden Jubilee competition, 2002.
Series Title: Historical urban studies.
Responsibility: John Beckett.

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