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Pocket borough to county borough: power relations, elites and politics in nineteenth-century Grimsby

  • P.J. SHINNER (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 December 2007

This article considers the relationship between landed culture and the emergent middle classes in a rapidly expanding urban context substantially removed from the more familiar examples. The port of Grimsby expanded rapidly in the second half of the nineteenth century, displaying many facets in common with other industrial centres and boasting a substantial middle-class presence from a relatively early stage. At the same time the extent to which Grimsby's middle classes assumed a leading role in the town's development is questionable and subject to qualification.

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S. Gunn , ‘Class, identity and the urban: the middle class in England, c. 1790–1950’, Urban History, 31 (2004), 30

D. Hodgkins , ‘Railway influence in parliamentary elections in Grimsby’, Journal of Transport History, 23 (2002), 161

L. Miskell , ‘Conflict to co-operation: urban improvement and the case of Dundee 1790–1850’, Urban History, 29 (2002), 371

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