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Fighting Fires

Creating the British Fire Service, 1800–1978

Authors: Ewen, S.

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The first full-length scholarly history of the British fire service, 1800-1978, this book scrutinizes how firemen created a professional public service incumbent upon municipal government. It examines the influence of major fires and leading personalities within the fire service in constructing a professional ethos for municipal fire brigades.

About the authors

SHANE EWEN is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural History at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He is joint editor, with Pierre-Yves Saunier, of Another Global City: Historical Explorations into the Transnational Municipal Moment, 1850-2000.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ewen, Shane

    Pages 1-10

  • Governing Fire Protection: The Origins of Municipal Fire Brigades, c.1800–38

    Ewen, Shane

    Pages 11-29

  • Constructing Modern Fire Brigades: The Edinburgh ‘Great Fire’ of 1824

    Ewen, Shane

    Pages 30-50

  • Controlling Fire: The Politics of Water and Steam Technology, c.1833–80

    Ewen, Shane

    Pages 51-70

  • Firemen as Workers and Heroes: Working for Victorian Municipal Fire Brigades, c.1861–1900

    Ewen, Shane

    Pages 71-90

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-24840-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-51710-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-35492-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fighting Fires
Book Subtitle
Creating the British Fire Service, 1800–1978
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Shane Ewen
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24840-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230248403
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-51710-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35492-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 235
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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