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By Professor Michael Ball,David T Sunderland

In 1800 London used to be already the biggest urban on this planet, and over the process the following century its inhabitants grew swiftly, achieving over seven million through 1914. Historians have usually depicted London after the economic Revolution as an business backwater that declined into the mass exploitation of labour via 'sweating', ruled by way of urban and service provider pursuits. This booklet as a substitute argues that London was once a centre of nineteenth-century British financial development. glossy monetary theories of towns are used to give an explanation for the reasons of metropolitan monetary improvement, and emphasis is put on the altering position of the city inside of Britain and the broader international economic climate.

Individual chapters comprehensively survey a large choice of subject matters together with:




  • population and migration

  • standards of living

  • employment and industry

  • changes in retailing and leisure

  • social welfare and native government

  • post and telecommunications.


The evolution of London didn't happen on in simple terms loose marketplace phrases - the provision of city companies is a crucial portion of metropolitan heritage, really within the altering courting among govt and personal endeavour. This attention-grabbing background of a extraordinary urban will attract a large viewers from beginner to professional pursuits in economics, heritage, city stories and geography.

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