This 2004 book examines the history of the concept of a North-South divide in England during the last millennium.
Table of Contents
1. Material and imagined geographies of England Alan R. H. Baker and Mark Billinge; 2. The contemporary debate over the North-South divide: images and realities of regional inequality in late-twentieth-century Britain Ronald L. Martin; 3. Distressed times and areas: poverty, polarisation and politics in England, 1918–71 Danny Dorling; 4. Industry and identity: the North-South divide and the geography of belonging, 1830–1918 Philip Howell; 5. Divided by a common language: North and South, 1750–1830 Mark Billinge; 6. South, North and nation: regional differences and consciousness in an integrating realm, 1550–1750 John Langton; 7. North-South dichotomies in England, 1066–1550 Bruce M. S. Campbell; 8. Cultural constructions of England's geography and history Alan R. H. Baker and Mark Billinge; Index.
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