A Merseyside Town in the Industrial Revolution
St Helens 1750-1900
Routledge – 1994 – 548 pages
First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This book is an outstanding product of St Helens, as remarkable in its way as sheetglass and Beechams pills. It is the first full scale nineteenth century history of a small industrial town as distinct from the bigger and better known cities. It deserves to be very widely read and studied." Asa Briggs