Victorian Cities

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University of California Press, 1965 - Architecture - 411 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Andrew and Lynn Hollen Lees
i
Preface
xv
Victorian Attitudes
59
Manchester Symbol of a New Age
88
Leeds a Study in Civic Pride
139
The Making of a Civic Gospel
184
The Growth of a New Community
241
Melbourne a Victorian Community Overseas
277
London the World City
311
Old Cities and New
361
Bibliographical Note
385
Index
401
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Asa Briggs, former provost of Worcester College, Oxford, is the author of many works on 19th-century British history.

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