In 1800 London was already the largest city in the world, and over
the course of the next century its population grew rapidly,
reaching over seven million by 1914. Historians have often depicted
London after the Industrial Revolution as an industrial backwater
that declined into the mass exploitation of labour through
'sweating', dominated by City and merchant interests. This book
instead argues that London was a centre of nineteenth-century
British economic growth. Modern economic theories of cities are
used to explain the causes of metropolitan economic development,
and emphasis is placed on the changing role of the metropolis
within Britain and the wider world economy. Individual chapters
comprehensively survey a wide variety of topics including:
population and migration standards of living employment and
industry changes in retailing and leisure social welfare and local
government post and telecommunications. The evolution of London did
not occur on purely free market terms - the supply of urban
services is an important component of metropolitan history,
particularly in the changing relationship between government and
private endeavour. This fascinating history of a remarkable city
will appeal to a wide audience from amateur to specialist interests
in economics, history, urban studies and geography.
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• David T. Sunderland
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