By Professor Michael Ball,David T Sunderland
In 1800 London used to be already the most important urban on the planet, and over the process the subsequent century its inhabitants grew quickly, attaining over seven million by way of 1914. Historians have frequently 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 ebook in its place argues that London used to be a centre of nineteenth-century British monetary progress. smooth financial theories of towns are used to give an explanation for the explanations of metropolitan monetary improvement, and emphasis is put on the altering function of the city inside Britain and the broader international financial system.
Individual chapters comprehensively survey a large choice of themes 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 ensue on in simple terms loose marketplace phrases - the provision of city providers is a vital portion of metropolitan background, really within the altering courting among executive and personal endeavour. This attention-grabbing heritage of a striking urban will attract a large viewers from beginner to expert pursuits in economics, heritage, city reviews and geography.
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An Economic History of London 1800-1914 (Routledge Explorations in Economic History) by Professor Michael Ball,David T Sunderland