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The third volume in the Cambridge Urban History examines the process of urbanization and suburbanization in Britain from the early Victorian period to the twentieth century. Twenty-eight leading scholars provide a coherent, systematic, historical investigation of the rise of cities and towns in England, Scotland and Wales, examining their economic, demographic, social, political, cultural and physical development. The contributors discuss pollution and disease, social conflict, the relationships between towns and the surrounding countryside, leisure and consumption, local civic institutions and identities, and municipal and state responsibilities.

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General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of figures and illustrations; 1. Introduction Martin Daunton; Part I. Circulation: 2. Urban networks Lynn Hollen Lees; 3. Modern London Richard Dennis; 4. Ports Sarah Palmer; 5. The development of small towns in Britain Stephen Royle; 6. Migration David Feldman; 7. Pollution in the city Bill Luckin; 8. From Shillibeer to Buchanan: transport and the urban environment John Armstrong; Part II. Governance: 9. Central government and the towns John Davis; 10. The changing functions of urban government: councillors, officials and pressure groups Barry Doyle; 11. The political economy of urban utilities Bob Millward; 12. The provision of social services Marguerite Dupree; 13. Structure, culture and society in British towns R. J. Morris; Part III. Construction: 14. Patterns on the ground: urban form, residential structure and the social construction of space Colin Pooley; 15. Land, property and planning Jim Yelling; 16. The evolution of Britain's urban built environment Peter Scott; 17. The planners and the public Abigail Beach and Nick Tiratsoo; Part IV. Getting and Spending: 18. Industrialisation and the city economy Richard Rodger and David Reeder; 19. The urban labour market David Gilbert and Humphrey Southall; 20. Urban fertility and mortality patterns Simon Szreter and Anne Hardy; 21. The middle class Rick Trainor; 22. Towns and consumerism John Walton; 23. Playing and praying: leisure and religion in urban Britain Douglas Reid; Part V. Images: 24. The representation of the city in visual arts Caroline Arscott; 25. Epilogue Martin Daunton; Select bibliography; Index.

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