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The Resource London's teeming streets : 1830-1914, James Winter

London's teeming streets : 1830-1914, James Winter

Label
London's teeming streets : 1830-1914
Title
London's teeming streets
Title remainder
1830-1914
Statement of responsibility
James Winter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The streets of Victorian London became increasingly congested with vehicles, fast and furious drivers, pedestrians, costermongers, prostitutes, brass bands, homeless children and other obstacles to safe and rapid motion. Concerned citizens were alarmed by this unprecedented build-up of traffic and pollution. But how did this chaotic state come about - and why was more not done to prevent it? London's Teeming Streets 1830-1914 brings a historical perspective to present-day concerns about the effects of continued urban expansion and shows that many current problems date back to the Victorian era. James Winter reveals that the issue of street reform was fraught with political intrigue. Many reformers were liberals; yet the question of attempting to limit or prohibit activity on the King's highway which was, by definition, an open and democratic preserve, brought the purpose of liberal reform into sharp focus. Regulators, cleaners, conservationists, promoters of the municipal ideal, all struggled to balance a vision of an ordered, safer 'modern' London with a sense that the freedom of the streets disclosed what it meant to be English. The book sets street reform - a subject which we are still confronting today - in a social context. Based on solid documentary evidence, it shows how social groups defined street spaces, often in ways that planners and reformers failed to anticipate or appreciate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winter, James H.
Dewey number
388.4/09421/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE363.G75
LC item number
L687 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City traffic
  • City and town life
  • London (England)
Label
London's teeming streets : 1830-1914, James Winter
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in London in 1993 and simultaneously published in the USA and Canada
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Imagining -- 2. Straightening -- 3. Smoothing and Regulating -- 4. Policing -- 5. Enjoying -- 6. Working -- 7. Cleaning -- 8. Rescuing -- 9. Breathing -- 10. Inhabiting -- 11. Planning
Control code
ocm27174358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780415035903
Lccn
92037661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27174358
Label
London's teeming streets : 1830-1914, James Winter
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published in London in 1993 and simultaneously published in the USA and Canada
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Imagining -- 2. Straightening -- 3. Smoothing and Regulating -- 4. Policing -- 5. Enjoying -- 6. Working -- 7. Cleaning -- 8. Rescuing -- 9. Breathing -- 10. Inhabiting -- 11. Planning
Control code
ocm27174358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780415035903
Lccn
92037661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27174358

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