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 following century its inhabitants grew speedily, attaining over seven million through 1914. Historians have usually depicted London after the commercial 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 was once a centre of nineteenth-century British fiscal progress. smooth fiscal theories of towns are used to provide an explanation for the explanations of metropolitan monetary improvement, and emphasis is put on the altering position of the city inside of 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 happen on in simple terms loose marketplace phrases - the availability of city prone is a vital element of metropolitan heritage, rather within the altering courting among executive and personal endeavour. This interesting historical past of a striking urban will entice a large viewers from beginner to expert pursuits in economics, historical past, city stories 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