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Rebel Cities

Rebel Cities

SKU: 9780349123530
£12.99Price
London, Paris and New York in the eighteenth century, as today, were places where political authority, commerce and money, art and intellectual life intersected. They straddled an Atlantic world where ships powered by nothing more than wind, currents and human muscle criss-crossed the sea, carrying with them goods, ideas and above all people: men and women, bewigged aristocrats and lawyers, articulate, rough-handed craftworkers, quill-wielding bluestockings and doughty fishwives. But the cities were also home to dangerous criminals, corrupt politicians and slaves. This work explores the stormy debate about the nature of cities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: were they places of enlightenment, sparkling wells of progress and civilisation, or were they dens of vice, degeneracy and disorder?
  • Pub Date

    3-Oct-2019
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Author

    Rapport, Michael
  • Publisher

    Abacus
  • Dimensions

    196x124x34
  • Weight

    360
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