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Black Country ÉlitesThe Exercise of Authority in an Industrialized Area, 1830-1900$
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Richard H. Trainor

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198203551

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203551.001.0001

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Introduction: The Approach

Introduction: The Approach

(p.1) 1 Introduction: The Approach
Black Country Élites

Richard H. Trainor

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the elites governing the so-called Black Country or the industrialized area of South Staffordshire in England during the period from 1830 to 1900. This book covers the towns of Halesowen, Smethwick, Stourbridge, Walsall, and Wolverhampton. It examines the activities of the people and organizations in the area and the Victorian social relations in the district, where the area's leaders exercised most of their important functions.

Keywords:   Black Country, elites, industrialized towns, South Staffordshire, England, Halesowen, Smethwick, Stourbridge, Walsall, Wolverhampton

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