Triumph of the South: A Regional Economic History of Early Twentieth Century Britain

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - History - 324 pages
This study of interwar regional development and policy aims not only to focus on the problems of 'outer-Britain', but to explore the cumulative processes of development which allowed the South East and West Midlands to emerge as the main centres for dynamic, modern, industry.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
British regional development before the twentieth century
7
18701914
23
The First World War
45
Depression and decline in outerBritain
67
New industrial development in outerBritain
95
The beautiful South
121
New manufacturing industry in Greater London
135
Longdistance migrants in the new industrial workforce
203
Rural and coastal Britain
229
The genesis of British regional policy
253
Conclusions
281
Interwar data on new manufacturing plants
287
The regional distribution of Britains employed population by sector in 1911 and 1931
291
Bibliography
297
Index
317

Industrial estates and new industrial communities
161
The new industrial workforce
185

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Peter Scott is Reader in International Business and Director of the Centre for International Business History at the University of Reading, UK.

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