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The Resource Building Jerusalem : the rise and fall of the Victorian city, Tristram Hunt

Building Jerusalem : the rise and fall of the Victorian city, Tristram Hunt

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Building Jerusalem : the rise and fall of the Victorian city
Title
Building Jerusalem
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the Victorian city
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Tristram Hunt
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Manchester's deadly cotton works to London's literary salons, an exploration of how the Victorians created the modern city. Since Dickens first described Coketown in Hard Times, the nineteenth-century city, born of the industrial revolution, has been a byword for deprivation, pollution, and criminality. Yet, as historian Hunt argues, the Coketowns of the 1800s were far more than a monstrous landscape of factories and tenements. Hunt shows how the Victorians translated their energy and ambition into a grand vision of the utopian city on a hill. He surveys the great civic creations, from town halls to city squares, sidewalks, and even sewers, to reveal a story of middle-class power and prosperity and the liberating mission of city life. The Victorians worked to turn even the smokestacks of Manchester and Birmingham into sites of freedom and art. And they succeeded--until twentieth-century decline transformed wealthy metropolises into dangerous inner cities.--From publisher description
Summary
A study of the evolution of the modern city describes how the Victorians, driven by ambition, the growth of industry, and the influx of new inhabitants, created their own vision of the utopian city, filled with great civic monuments and infrastructure, the development of a powerful middle-class, prosperity, and other grand metropolitan ideals. 25,000 first printing
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
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163322
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307.76/0941/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT133
LC item number
.H86 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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the rise and fall of the Victorian city
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Building Jerusalem : the rise and fall of the Victorian city, Tristram Hunt
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [529]-551) and index
Contents
Preface: Manufacturing Cities -- Confronting the City -- The New Hades -- 'It's This Steam' -- Sight and Sound of the City -- Life and Death in the City -- Engels's Manchester -- Carlyle and Coketown -- The Moral Quagmire -- A Pageant of Phantoms -- Romance and Reason -- Benthamite Utopias -- Facts and Fiction -- Pugin versus the Panopticon -- The Age of Chivalry -- The Medieval Manifesto -- Rewriting the City -- Rebuilding the City -- John Ruskin and the Venetian Turn -- Macaulay, the Middle Classes and the March of Progress -- The Great Middle Class -- Faith in the City -- City Air Makes You Free -- Industrial Marvels -- Highly Civil Society -- Urbs Triumphant -- Transforming the City -- Mammon and the New Medici -- Philistinism -- Hellenism -- Cities of Minerva -- William Roscoe and the Italian Renaissance -- Manufacturing Culture -- Merchant Princes and Municipal Palaces -- Monuments to Mercury -- Urban Renaissance -- Life and Soul of the City -- Battle of the Styles: the Foreign Office and Northampton Town Hall -- Sewage, Saxons and Self-government -- Romancing the Saxons -- Whatever Happened to the Norman Conquest? -- A Tale of Two Cities -- Saxon Sanitation -- The Shopocracy -- Dirty but Free -- Revolving Despots: Chadwick and Haussmann -- Joseph Chamberlain and the Municipal Gospel -- Joseph Chamberlain: Unitarian and Businessman -- Easy Row and the Municipal Gospel -- Gas and Water -- Improvement -- Red Clydeside -- From Municipal Gospel to Municipal Socialism -- Fleeing the City -- London: The Whited Sepulchre of Empire -- The Capital of Corruption -- Outcast London -- The Colonial Solution -- In Suburbia -- Garden Cities and the Triumph of Suburbia -- Ebenezer Howard and the Windy City -- Corporate Communities: Bournville and Sunlight -- Garden Cities of Tomorrow -- Letchworth Garden City -- Hampstead Garden Suburb and the Death of the City -- Epilogue: Still Waiting for the Rover? -- The Road from Wigan Pier -- Manufacturing Culture -- Regenerating Jerusalem -- Waiting for the Rover -- The Victorian Revival
Control code
2526443
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 576 p.
Isbn
9780805080261
Lccn
2005053116
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ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61254032
  • (OCoLC)61254032
Label
Building Jerusalem : the rise and fall of the Victorian city, Tristram Hunt
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [529]-551) and index
Contents
Preface: Manufacturing Cities -- Confronting the City -- The New Hades -- 'It's This Steam' -- Sight and Sound of the City -- Life and Death in the City -- Engels's Manchester -- Carlyle and Coketown -- The Moral Quagmire -- A Pageant of Phantoms -- Romance and Reason -- Benthamite Utopias -- Facts and Fiction -- Pugin versus the Panopticon -- The Age of Chivalry -- The Medieval Manifesto -- Rewriting the City -- Rebuilding the City -- John Ruskin and the Venetian Turn -- Macaulay, the Middle Classes and the March of Progress -- The Great Middle Class -- Faith in the City -- City Air Makes You Free -- Industrial Marvels -- Highly Civil Society -- Urbs Triumphant -- Transforming the City -- Mammon and the New Medici -- Philistinism -- Hellenism -- Cities of Minerva -- William Roscoe and the Italian Renaissance -- Manufacturing Culture -- Merchant Princes and Municipal Palaces -- Monuments to Mercury -- Urban Renaissance -- Life and Soul of the City -- Battle of the Styles: the Foreign Office and Northampton Town Hall -- Sewage, Saxons and Self-government -- Romancing the Saxons -- Whatever Happened to the Norman Conquest? -- A Tale of Two Cities -- Saxon Sanitation -- The Shopocracy -- Dirty but Free -- Revolving Despots: Chadwick and Haussmann -- Joseph Chamberlain and the Municipal Gospel -- Joseph Chamberlain: Unitarian and Businessman -- Easy Row and the Municipal Gospel -- Gas and Water -- Improvement -- Red Clydeside -- From Municipal Gospel to Municipal Socialism -- Fleeing the City -- London: The Whited Sepulchre of Empire -- The Capital of Corruption -- Outcast London -- The Colonial Solution -- In Suburbia -- Garden Cities and the Triumph of Suburbia -- Ebenezer Howard and the Windy City -- Corporate Communities: Bournville and Sunlight -- Garden Cities of Tomorrow -- Letchworth Garden City -- Hampstead Garden Suburb and the Death of the City -- Epilogue: Still Waiting for the Rover? -- The Road from Wigan Pier -- Manufacturing Culture -- Regenerating Jerusalem -- Waiting for the Rover -- The Victorian Revival
Control code
2526443
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 576 p.
Isbn
9780805080261
Lccn
2005053116
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61254032
  • (OCoLC)61254032

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