Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Scott, Peter, 1966- author

Title Triumph of the south : a regional economic history of early twentieth century Britain / Peter Scott
Edition First edition
Published London : Routledge, 2017
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource : text file, PDF, illustrations, maps
Series Modern economic and social history series
Modern economic and social history series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of tables and figures; General editorâ#x80;#x99;s preface; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 British regional development before the twentieth century; 3 The new regional divide: 1870â#x80;#x93;1914; 4 The First World War; 5 Depression and decline in â#x80;#x98;outer-Britainâ#x80;#x99;; 6 New industrial development in outer-Britain; 7 The beautiful South; 8 New manufacturing industry in Greater London; 9 Industrial estates and new industrial communities; 10 The new industrial workforce; 11 Long-distance migrants in the new industrial workforce; 12 Rural and coastal Britain
13 The genesis of British regional policy14 Conclusions; Appendix A: Interwar data on new manufacturing plants; Appendix B: The regional distribution of Britainâ#x80;#x99;s employed population by sector in 1911 and 1931; Bibliography; Index
Summary "This book provides a scholarly but accessible account of British regional development during the twentieth century, focusing on the emergence and development of the?North-South? divide. Beginning with regional imbalance in the Victorian and Edwardian economies, the book goes on to discuss the effects on the First World War and its aftermath, which created a discernible split between the depressed North and West, and the relatively prosperous South. Attention is also paid to the impact of government policy on regional development during the interwar years and beyond, and factors affecting industrial location in this period."--Provided by publisher
Notes "First published 2007 by Ashgate Publishing"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject England, Northern -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
England, Southern -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
United Kingdom -- Economic conditions -- Regional disparities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351144022 (electronic bk.)
1351144030 (electronic bk.)
1351144049 (electronic bk.)
9781351144025 (electronic bk.)
9781351144032 (electronic bk.)
9781351144049 (electronic bk.)