Birmingham and the Chamberlains

Birmingham and the Chamberlains

by Peter Drake
     
 

For almost a century Joseph Chamberlain and his two famous sons, Neville and Austen, were prominent in national politics. From the 1880s to the 1940s, the development of Birmingham was driven forward by this family of political leaders. Featuring more than 200 archive photographs of the city, this book documents their far-reaching influence, which is still to be

Overview

For almost a century Joseph Chamberlain and his two famous sons, Neville and Austen, were prominent in national politics. From the 1880s to the 1940s, the development of Birmingham was driven forward by this family of political leaders. Featuring more than 200 archive photographs of the city, this book documents their far-reaching influence, which is still to be seen in the streets, squares, buildings, fountains, clocks, and statues of Birmingham. Recording the Chamberlains' exciting designs for the city streets, grand public buildings, and a new university, the book traces the ways in which the lord mayors of Birmingham changed the city where they grew up. Providing a fascinating insight into their legacy and showing how political history is important for the future of Birmingham, this book will appeal to anyone who has ever lived or worked in the city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752444925
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
Images of England
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Drake is head of local studies at Birmingham Central Library. Working with Paul Harris, he has compiled this selection of photographs from the extensive library archives.

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