London A Social History

ISBN-10: 0674538390
ISBN-13: 9780674538399
Edition: 1994
Authors: Roy Porter
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Description: Roy Porter not only charts the physical changes to London - the endless building expansion - but the whole life of the city. The occupations, the crime, the epidemics and the recreational pastimes are all featured here.

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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 2/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Roy Porter not only charts the physical changes to London - the endless building expansion - but the whole life of the city. The occupations, the crime, the epidemics and the recreational pastimes are all featured here.

Roy Sydney Porter was born December 31, 1946. He grew up in a south London working class home. He attended Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell, and won an unheard of scholarship to Cambridge. His starred double first in history at Cambridge University (1968) led to a junior research fellowship at his college, Christ's, followed by a teaching post at Churchill College, Cambridge. His Ph.D. thesis, published as The Making Of Geology (1977), became the first of more than 100 books that he wrote or edited. Porter was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1972 to 1979; Dean from 1977 to 1979; Assistant Lecturer in European History at Cambridge University from 1974 to 1977, Lecturer from 1977 to 1979. He joined the Wellcome Institute fot the History of Medicine in 1979 where he was a Senior Lecturer from 1979 to 1991, a Reader from 1991 to 1993, and finally a Professor in the Social History of Medicine from 1993 to 2001. Porter was Elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1994, and he was also made an honorary fellow by both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Roy Porter died March 4, 2002, at the age of 55.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Formation to Reformation
Tudor London
War, Plague and Fire
The Triumph of Town: From Restoration to Regency
Commercial City: 1650-1800
Culture City: Life under the Georges
Capitalism in the Capital: The Victorian Age
'The Contagion of Numbers': The Building of the Victorian Capital 1820-1890
Bumbledom? London's Politics 1800-1890
Social Problems, Social Improvement: 1820-1890
Victorian Life
'A Fungus-Like Growth': Expansion 1890-1945
Modern Growth, Modern Government: 1890-1945
Swinging London, Dangling Economy: 1945-1975
Thatcher's London
Conclusion: The London Marathon
Further Reading
Index

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