Coping with City Growth during the British Industrial Revolution

Coping with City Growth during the British Industrial Revolution

by Jeffrey G. Williamson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521364809

ISBN-13: 9780521364805

Pub. Date: 05/25/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Coping With City Growth assesses British performance with city growth during the First Industrial Revolution by combining the tools used by Third World analysts with the archival attention and eclectic style of the economic historian. What emerges is an exciting and provocative new account of a very old problem. The debate over Third World city growth is hardly new,

Overview

Coping With City Growth assesses British performance with city growth during the First Industrial Revolution by combining the tools used by Third World analysts with the archival attention and eclectic style of the economic historian. What emerges is an exciting and provocative new account of a very old problem. The debate over Third World city growth is hardly new, and can be found in the British Parliamentary Papers as early as the 1830s, in treatises by political economists, and in the British Press. This book should change the way urban history is written in the future and influence the way we think about contemporary Third World cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521364805
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/25/1990
Pages:
365
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; List of figures; Acknowledgments; 1. Coping with city growth, past and present; 2. The urban demographic transition: births, deaths, and immigration; 3. Migrant selectivity, brain drain, and human capital transfers; 4. The demand for labor and immigrant absorption off the farm; 5. Absorbing the city immigrants; 6. The impact of the Irish on British labor markets; 7. Did British labor markets fail during the industrial revolutions?; 8. Did Britain's cities grow too fast?; 9. City housing, density, disamenities, and death; 10. Did Britain underinvest in its cities? References; Index.

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