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Households and Communities

Roderick Floud

in The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780192892102
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670602 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892102.003.0005
Households and Communities

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This chapter discusses the development of housing and communities in Britain from 1830–1914. It shows that households in Victorian and Edwardian Britain invested in their own housing, in the development of the towns and cities around those houses, and in themselves. They went to work in order to create this material and human wealth.

Keywords: households; housing; cities; towns; material wealth

Chapter.  6393 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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