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Contrasts In A Victorian City

These pages contain a range of resources which can be used to study what it was like to live during the Victorian era. It contrasts the way of life of people in two geographically close but socially dramatically different parts of the city towards the end of the nineteenth century. Although specifically designed for History, key stage 2 in the National Curriculum, it will also appeal to anybody with an interest in local or social history. As well as guidance notes the pages contain contemporary documents and photographs.

 bookcover of Contrasts in a Victorian City

Victorian Birmingham in Photographs

Scenes in Slumland

Timeline of Victorian Birmingham

The Malin Family

Industry in Victorian Birmingham

Alcohol Problems

Population of Birmingham

Joseph Chamberlain


Publications from Birmingham Libraries

Birmingham or Brummagem