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Sunderland: Building a City (England's Past for Everyone) [Paperback]

Gillian Cookson
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22 April 2010 England's Past for Everyone
Sunderland: Building a City traces the physical development of Sunderland from a group of medieval setllements into the city of a new millennium.  The villages and hamlets of the Middle Ages, focusing upon the port and river, laid the foundations of today's flourishing city, which still bears the strong imprint of older neighbourhoods. 
 
Building a City explores the forces behind Sunderland's spectacular growth as a centre of the coal trade, as a commercial power and port, and as a town drawing in many thousands of migrants.  Illustrated with modern and historic photographs and drawings, and with specially commissioned maps and plans, the book uncovers Sunderland's earliest settlements, its mansions and estates, its unique industrial landmarks, its working-class housing, middle-class enclaves, and architectural highlights.  Building a City is an invaluable guide to the history concealed within the modern landscape, and will be indispensible to anyone who seeks to retain and restore Sunderland's historic assets.
 
 

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Phillimore & Co Ltd (22 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860775470
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860775475
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 17.2 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 413,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good informative book 26 May 2012
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I bought this as a present for my dad. He is very interested in the history of his home town Sunderland and he was delighted with this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Review of Sunderland:Building a City 9 Nov 2011
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This is an excellent book telling the story of how Sunderland grew from a few medieval houses into a thriving industrial city. It is well illustrated and carefully researched. As a lot of the heavy industry has gone now books like this will be necessary to remind us of our past. I received the book quickly and got it at a good price. I am very satisfied.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sunderland 'Building a City' 28 Nov 2013
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This was for personal use. It has some good pictures of old Sunderland and is written as an academic book. The information is extremely educational and interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Jan 2014
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I purchased this book for an elderly friend for Christmas who has an interest in history and used to reside in the North East of England. They were thrilled to bits with this excellent account of local history.
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