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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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Élite Structures and Attitudes

Élite Structures and Attitudes

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Black Country Élites

Richard H. Trainor

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the elite structures and attitudes in the Black Country or the industrialized area of South Staffordshire in England during the period from 1830 to 1900. It describes the social, political, and religious characteristics, the internal links, the external ties, and the general attitudes of Black Country elites. It focuses on the business elites in West Bromwich, Dudley, and Bilston, with special emphasis on local government and philanthropic leaders.

Keywords:   elites, Black Country, South Staffordshire, England, local government, philanthropic leaders, West Bromwich, Dudley, Bilston

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