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    Victorian Cities (Classics in Urban History) (Paperback) By (author) Asa Briggs, Foreword by Andrew Lees, Foreword by Lynn Hollen Lees

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    DescriptionA 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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    Victorian Cities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Asa Briggs, Foreword by Andrew Lees, Foreword by Lynn Hollen Lees
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 411
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520079229
    ISBN 10: 0520079221

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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    Libri: I-HP
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    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 130
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030, HIS000000
    DC21: 307.760941
    DC22: 307.760941
    B&T Approval Code: A14620000
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    DC22: 307.76/0941
    LC classification: HT133 .B7 1993
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    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    24 March 1993
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    Author Information
    Asa Briggs, former provost of Worcester College, Oxford, is the author of many works on 19th-century British history.
    Review quote
    "The 19th century is the first age in human history in which it became normal for most citizens to live in cities. . . . Professor Briggs's book reminds us of our own failings, and this is among its great merits. Though he has selected only a few urban themes for full discussion, he incidentally illuminates many more."--E. J. Hobsbawm, "New Statesman
    Back cover copy
    The cities of this book are the cities of the railway and tramway age, of the age of steam and of gas, of a society sometimes restless, sometimes complacent, moving, often fumbling and faltering, towards greater democracy. The building of the cities was a characteristic Victorian Achievement, impressive in scale but limited in vision, creating new opportunities but also providing massive new problems.