1300 36 33 32

Why did slums and suburbs develop simultaneously? Did the capitalist system produce these, and were class antagonisms to blame? Why did the Victorians believe there was a housing problem, and who or what created it? What housing solutions were attempted, and how successfully? These are amongst the central questions addressed by social and urban historians in recent years, and their arguments and analyses are reviewed here. The history of housing between 1780 and 1914 encapsulates many problems associated with the transition from a largely rural to an overwhelmingly urban nation. The unprecedented pace of this transition imposed immense tensions within society, with implications for the urban environment and for local and national government. Housing is central to an understanding of the social, economic, political and cultural forces in nineteenth-century history; this book is an ideal introduction to the topic.

Buy Housing in Urban Britain 1780-1914 book by Richard Rodger from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521552677
ISBN-10: 0521552672
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Pages: 116
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Housing in Urban Britain 1780-1914 book by Richard Rodger and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Richard Rodger

Leicester by Richard Rodger

Leicester

Paperback, September 2016
$36.51
Transformation of Edinburgh by Richard Rodger

The Transformation of Edinburgh

Paperback, March 2004
$85.46
Housing in Urban Britain 1780-1914 by Richard Rodger

Housing in Urban Britain 1780-1914

Paperback, September 1995
$53.96