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Crowds and History Mass Phenomena in English Towns, 17901835 (Past and Present Publications) by Mark Harrison

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • Urban communities,
  • History,
  • Social History,
  • History: American,
  • England,
  • 1800-1837,
  • History / Great Britain,
  • Cities and towns,
  • 1789-1820,
  • 19th century,
  • Crowds,
  • Great Britain,
  • Social conditions

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages382
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7736140M
ISBN 100521302102
ISBN 109780521302104

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