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Triumph of the south : a regional economic history of early twentieth century Britain

Author: Peter Scott
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2017.
Series: Modern economic and social history series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a scholarly but accessible account of British regional development during the twentieth century, focusing on the emergence and development of the?North-South? divide. Beginning with regional imbalance in the Victorian and Edwardian economies, the book goes on to discuss the effects on the First World War and its aftermath, which created a discernible split between the depressed North and West,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Scott
ISBN: 9781351144049 1351144049 9781351144025 1351144022 9781351144032 1351144030
OCLC Number: 1014381946
Notes: "First published 2007 by Ashgate Publishing"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF, illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of tables and figures; General editorâ#x80;#x99;s preface; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 British regional development before the twentieth century; 3 The new regional divide: 1870â#x80;#x93;1914; 4 The First World War; 5 Depression and decline in â#x80;#x98;outer-Britainâ#x80;#x99;; 6 New industrial development in outer-Britain; 7 The beautiful South; 8 New manufacturing industry in Greater London; 9 Industrial estates and new industrial communities; 10 The new industrial workforce; 11 Long-distance migrants in the new industrial workforce; 12 Rural and coastal Britain. 13 The genesis of British regional policy14 Conclusions; Appendix A: Interwar data on new manufacturing plants; Appendix B: The regional distribution of Britainâ#x80;#x99;s employed population by sector in 1911 and 1931; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Modern economic and social history series.
Responsibility: Peter Scott.

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"This book provides a scholarly but accessible account of British regional development during the twentieth century, focusing on the emergence and development of the?North-South? divide. Beginning with regional imbalance in the Victorian and Edwardian economies, the book goes on to discuss the effects on the First World War and its aftermath, which created a discernible split between the depressed North and West, and the relatively prosperous South. Attention is also paid to the impact of government policy on regional development during the interwar years and beyond, and factors affecting industrial location in this period."--Provided by publisher.

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