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The Making of a London Suburb: Capital Comes to Penge Martin Spence

The Making of a London Suburb: Capital Comes to Penge

Martin Spence

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ISBN : 9780850365894
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96 pages
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The transformation of the London suburb of Penge from a quiet, rural hamlet into a bustling railway hub over the course of a century is the focus of this engaging historical study. London’s rapid development as a center of international capitalism inMoreThe transformation of the London suburb of Penge from a quiet, rural hamlet into a bustling railway hub over the course of a century is the focus of this engaging historical study. London’s rapid development as a center of international capitalism in the 19th century and the social, economic, and political ramifications of this transformation on surrounding areas is examined. Attention is also given to the ways in which land was used and exploited. More than a quaint local history, this is a dynamic case study that unveils the grassroots impact of urban development.