Population and Society in Western European Port Cities, c 1650-1939

BookPopulation and Society in Western European Port Cities, c 1650-1939

Population and Society in Western European Port Cities, c 1650-1939

Liverpool Studies in European Population, 2


September 1st, 2001

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This volume brings together ten original papers on the population dynamics and development of Western European port cities. In a substantial overview chapter Lawton and Lee examine ‘Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanisation’, setting in context the individual case studies that follow. These studies – of Bremen, Cork, Genoa, Glasgow, Hamburg, Liverpool, Malmö, Nantes, Portsmouth and Trieste – provide an important enhancement of our understanding of the particular socio-economic and demographic characteristics of port cities, and point to the existence of a particular port demographic regime. They emphasise the central importance of the high proportion of unskilled and casual labour, the susceptibility of cyclical employment, the inflated risk of epidemic infection, and other demographic and economic factors specific to port cities.

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Richard Lawton was Emeritus Professor of Geography in the University of Liverpool.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
List of Figures9
List of Tables13
1: Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanization21
2: Industrialization and Demographic Change: A Case Study of Glasgow, 1801-191457
3: The Population Dynamics and Economic Development of Genoa, 1750-193994
4: The Components of Demographic Change in a Rapidly Growing Port-City: The Case of Liverpool in the Nineteenth Century111
5: The Mortality Development of a Port-Town in a National Perspective: The Experience of Malmo¨ , Sweden, 1820-1914144
6: Population Dynamics and Economic Change in Trieste and its Hinterland, 1850-1914196
7: The Admiralty Connection: Port Development and Demographic Change in Portsmouth, 1650-1900232
8: The Port-City Legacy: Urban Demographic Change in the Hansestadt Bremen, 1815-1910272
9: Changes in Population Development, Urban Structures and Living Conditions in Nineteenth-Century Hamburg290
10: Demographic Change and Social Structure: The Workers and the Bourgeoisie in Nantes, 1830-1848325
11: Population, Society and Politics in Cork from the Late-Eighteenth Century to 1900346