Black Country Elites: The Exercise of Authority in an Industrialized Area 1830-1900 Richard H. Trainor

ISBN: 9780198203551

Published: April 1st 1997

Hardcover

368 pages


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Black Country Elites: The Exercise of Authority in an Industrialized Area 1830-1900  by  Richard H. Trainor

Black Country Elites: The Exercise of Authority in an Industrialized Area 1830-1900 by Richard H. Trainor
April 1st 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 368 pages | ISBN: 9780198203551 | 8.56 Mb

Black Country Elites is a study of the people who ran Victorian industrial towns- it also examines the institutions, policies, rituals, and networks these urban elites deployed to cope with urban growth, social unrest, and relative economic decline.MoreBlack Country Elites is a study of the people who ran Victorian industrial towns- it also examines the institutions, policies, rituals, and networks these urban elites deployed to cope with urban growth, social unrest, and relative economic decline.

Concentrating on a particularly grimy district of the industrial Midlands, the book demonstrates the surprisingly great resources, coherence, sophistication and impact of the areas mainly middle class leaders, who were well linked to regional and national power centers. The strength of this provincial industrial elite suggests the need to reexamine the influential view that Victorian Britains social development was dominated by London and by land, the professions and finance.



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