A comparative study in urban history, Victorian Cities examines the 19th-century history of four developing cities in England in a period of rapid growth, with chapters on London and Melbourne and references to Los Angeles and Chicago as well.
About the Author
Asa Briggs, former provost of Worcester College, Oxford, is the author of many works on 19th-century British history.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Andrew and Lynn Hollen Lees Preface
I Introduction 2 City and Society: Victorian Attitudes 3 Manchester, Symbol of a New Age 4 Leeds, a Study in Civic Pride 5 Birmingham: The Making of a Civic Gospel 6 Middlesbrough: The Growth of a New Community 7 Melbourne, a Victorian Community Overseas 8 London, the World City 9 Epilogue: Old Cities and New