Victorian cities

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Victorian cities

Reading the Victorian City

Oligoptic Engineering: Light and the Victorian City

The Victorian City and the Urban Newspaper

Opium City: The Making of Early Victorian Bombay

Popular Culture and Performance in the Victorian City Peter Baileys

The Age of Inspectability: Vision, Space, and the Victorian City

Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City The Police and the Public

'This Rash Act'. Suicide Across the Life Cycle in the Victorian City. V Bailey

Mr Masson and the lost cities: a Victorian journey to the edges of remembrance

London's Shadows: The Dark Side of the Victorian City, by Drew D. Gray

Time Travel by Bicycle: The Country, the City, and the Cyclist in Late-Victorian Literature

Popular Culture and Performance in the Victorian City. By Peter Bailey (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. x plus 258 pp. $59.95)

“This Rash Act”: Suicide Across the Life Cycle in the Victorian City. By Victor Bailey (Stanford University Press, 1998. xvi plus 349pp. $55.00)

Deborah Epstein Nord. Walking the Victorian Streets: Women, Representation, and the City. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press. 1995. Pp. xiii, 270. $16.95

Michelle Allen. Cleansing the City: Sanitary Geographies in Victorian London. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 2008. Pp. x, 225. Cloth $49.95, paper $24.95

Simon Gunn. The Public Culture of the Victorian Middle Class: Ritual and Authority and the English Industrial City 1840–1914. New York: Manchester University Press. 2000. Pp. x, 207. $74.95


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The 19th century witnessed a huge rise in †population and the phenomenal growth not only of London, but of industrial cities such as Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, and Sheffield, and many other towns in northern and midland England. The problems of urban housing and public health were enormous, but these cities also provided new recreational and intellectual opportunities as civic pride was expressed in town and city halls, theatres, concert halls, museums and art galleries, parks and squares, and civic universities. Victorian cities were also the scene of great political struggles. See Asa Briggs, Victorian Cities (1963), H. J. Dyos and M. Wolff (eds), The Victorian City: Images and Realities (2 vols, 1973), Peter Sanders, English Industrial Cities of the Nineteenth Century (1984), and, for a comprehensive study of one large city, Clyde Binfield et al., The History of the City of Sheffield, 1843–1993 (3 vols, 1993).

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