English Industrial Cities of the Nineteenth Century: A by Richard Dennis PDF

By Richard Dennis

To contemporaries the 19th century was once 'the age of significant cities'. As early as 1851 over part the inhabitants of britain and Wales should be categorized as 'urban'. within the first full-length therapy of nineteenth-century urbanism from a geographical viewpoint, Richard Dennia specializes in the economic cities and towns of Lancashire, Yorkshire, the Midlands and South Wales, that epitomised the spirit of the hot age. lately city historians and geographers have produced a variety of particular experiences, either one of specific towns and of particular points of nineteenth-century city society, together with the housing procedure, neighborhood govt, public shipping, type constitution, residential segregation and social and geographical mobility. Dr Dennis deals a severe evaluate of this learn, built-in along with his personal unique examine of mobility, social interplay and group within the West Yorkshire city of Huddersfield.

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The only substantial industrial towns in this category were Merthyr and Leicester. 7, the average for all towns of more than 10,000 inhabitants; one was located in the West Riding, three in Lancashire and five in the industrial Midlands, but the remainder were dockyard towns, ports and a few regional centres, generally in southern England. 7, including all eight London boroughs, the four largest provincial cities (Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds), all the major textile towns of north-west England and all the principal towns of north-east England.

3 Population, Irish population and vital rates in selected towns 1841-50 1851 Born in Popn. the town (thousands) (%) Manchester-Salford Liverpool Preston Bolton Stockport Leeds Sheffield Bradford Hull York Halifax Huddersfield Newcastle Gateshead Sunderland South Shields Birmingham Wolverhampton Coventry Dudley Leicester Nottingham Derby Northampton Merthyr Swansea Barrow Birkenhead Cardiff Middlesbrough 401 376 70 61 54 172 135 104 85 36 34 31 88 26 64 29 233 50 37 38 61 57 41 27 63 31 45 42 48 59 54 69 64 45 53 46 54 53 46 31 60 56 59 55 69 65 55 54 63 46 43 57 1901 Irishborn (%) Ann.

Leeds is qualitatively a different sort of place from other West Riding towns . . it is mainly size that marks Bradford out from Huddersfield or Halifax, and them in turn from Batley or Dewsbury. There is a sense in which the towns of the woollen district to the west and into the Pennines are all of a piece. They are wool towns by origin, tradition and development. 54 Because of their dependence on trade and commerce, large cities contained a larger middle class and hence a larger electorate. Bribery or corruption could rarely be exercised on a sufficient scale to swing election results.

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