Iscuss the rapid progress of Urbanisation in 19th Century Britain and the associated massive population growth and social problems which developed.



The essay ist due by 30 November Friday 2012 at 16.00 hrs. The abstract portion of this assignment is due by Thursday Nov. 22 at 16.00 hrs.


Answer the following question.

Discuss the rapid progress of Urbanisation in 19th Century Britain and the associated massive population growth and social problems which developed. What attempts were made to address those problems and how successful were those attempts?

The essay length is 2,000 words.

An abstract is a short synopsis of what your full essay will be about. They are usually one or two paragraphs (in this case
totalling 200-300 words) and should include your thesis statement (a sentence that explains the subject of your essay),
plus an explanation of how you will make your argument (such as comparing and contrasting particular works). In addition
to this, I would like you to include the following:
a? A bibliography of at least 5 sources that you will consult for this paper, half of which must not be online resources
(so books!).
a? One quote in your abstract that supports your ideas. This quote must be properly footnoted (see below).


Here is a selection of books that may be useful.

Mathias, Peter (1990) the First Industrial Nation. The Economic History of Britain 1700-1914 , London, Routledge.
Wise, Sarah (2008) The Blackest Streets: the Life and Death of a Victorian Slum, London, Vintage.
Hole, James, (1866), the Homes of the Working Classes
Smout, Chris, (1986), A Century of the Scottish People, Glasgow, Collins
Rodger, Richard, (1989), Housing in Urban Britain, 1780-1914, Cambridge UP
Hobsbawm E J (1969) Industry and Empire, Penguin
Marx, Karl, Capital (First published 1867) (see especially a Chapter 27 a?The Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Landa)
Inquiry into Life and Labour of the people in London, Booth, Charles, download on
other academic journals in architectural history.


Essays must be typed on plain white A4 paper, You must use double line spacing: on MS Word, click a?Page Layouta, expand the a?Paragrapha box, and change a?Line Spacinga to a?Doublea. For the same reason you must use a 12 point font. Illustrations may take any form, but must be contained within the A4 format and attached to the rest of the essay. Illustrations should be numbered and captioned and referred to in the text by number.


The essay should be 2,000 words. There is a maximum leeway of 200 words more or less. The word count includes footnotes, references, etc., but excludes bibliography. To obtain the word count on MS Word, select text to count, click a?Reviewa, then a?Word Counta.


Please include one cover sheet on the essay containing your name, class, matriculation number, essay title and word count.


Plagiarism is a serious offence under University regulations. Follow these rules to avoid it.

1. Do not copy anyone elseas work.
2. Do not copy any other text word for word, whether from the internet or from a book. Short quotations may be used, but must be enclosed within a?quotation marksa? like these to show that they are not your own.
3. Use references to show all sources of information and ideas, as well as for quotations.

Significant passages of plagiarism will be referred for disciplinary action. Minor cases of plagiarism will seriously affect your mark. For further clarification please read the kkk Plagiarism Statement on the last page of this document.


You are encouraged to use the Chicago Style citation format for footnotes and bibliography (see guidelines at the end of this document)

Footnotes. In MS Word, click a?Referencesa, then the a?Insert Footnotea button. Type the full reference in the footnote.

Bibliography. Your essay must have a bibliography listing all the books and articles that you have actually used for the essay, in alphabetical order by authorsa surnames.

Online articles. Digitised versions of print articles should be referenced just like print articles. Websites must be referenced with author, title, full web address, date created and date accessed.

Your ability to reference correctly is marked as an aspect of presentation, and will also be used to assess your level of reading and interpretation. It is important because it shows your reader how you approach your source material.

Penalties will be applied to essay marks as follows (referring to the numerical scale 22-0, which corresponds to the alphanumerical scale A1-H): For a missing title page, -1. For poor formatting, -1. For poor or absent referencing, up to -4 marks with an additional option of referral to a plagiarism tribunal. For poor or missing bibliography, up to -2 marks. For an absence of illustrations, where these have been indicated as expected in the essay, -1. For late submission, a maximum, capped, mark of 9 (D3).

A Well structured, knowledge articulated for argument, logical progression, original approach; introduction and conclusion summarise arguments concisely; illustrations chosen for relevance to text
A Theories, ideas, analyses, buildings or texts deployed with accuracy, originality, insight and relevance.
A Wide range of reading beyond expected sources; articulated through argument, with originality and personal intepretation
A Well referenced; good spelling and grammar; easy to read

Authoras Name (first last), Title (place of publication: publisher, year of publication), page number(s).

Last name, First name, Title (City: Publisher, Year).
Breward, Christopher, a?Femininity and Consumption: The Problem of the Late
Nineteenth-Century Fashion Journala?, Journal of Design History, vol. 7, no. 2, 5-25.
Breward, Christopher, Fashioning London: Clothing and the Modern Metropolis (Oxford: Berg, 2004)

Authoras Name (first last), a?Title of Journal Articlea?, Title of Journal volume number (year), page number(s).

Authoras Name (first last) or editor if known, Title of Website, sponsoring organization, date the website was created, date you accessed the website, full URL.

Subsequent References
Only one book or article by one author: Last Name, page.
More than one text by an author: Last Name, title, page.
Two Authors with same last name; First Last, page.

1 Jane Miller, a?Women Designersa? in Jude Burkhauser, ed., Glasgow Girls: Women in Art and Design 1880-1920 (Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing Ltd., 1990), 80.