The New Jerusalem? The Impact of Industrialisation

  • Neil Tonge
  • Michael Quincey
Part of the Documents and Debates book series (DD)


In the Preface to Milton, now more familiarly known as Jerusalem, Blake expressed the hope that Jerusalem could be built in ‘England’s green and pleasant land’. Despite the emergence of an urban context rather than a pastoral one, technological advances appeared to produce a society nearer to that vision. For other critics, however, the dream had become a nightmare of exploitation and expropriation.


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Further reading

  1. J. Burnett, A History of the Cost of Living (1977);Google Scholar
  2. B. S. Rowntree, Poverty: a study of town life (1901);Google Scholar
  3. A. Briggs, Victorian Cities (1968);Google Scholar
  4. R. Williams, Culture and Society (1963).Google Scholar

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© Neil Tonge and Michael Quincey 1980

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  • Neil Tonge
  • Michael Quincey

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