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Professor Robert Morris

BA, D.Phil, FRHS

Professor Emeritus; Economic and Social History




Class, Sect and Party. The Making of the British Middle Class: Leeds, 1820-50, Manchester 1990

Men, Women and Property in England, 1780-1870 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Scotland 1907. The many Scotland’s of Valentine and Sons Photographers, Edinburgh 2007

People and Society in Scotland. Volume II, 1830-1914 (jointly edited with W Hamish Fraser, includes introduction and chapter on urbanism by self), Edinburgh, John Donald, 1990

The Victorian City. A Reader in British Urban History, 1820-1914 (edited with Richard Rodger) London  1993

Urban Governance. Britain and beyond since 1750, (edited with Richard H Trainor) Ashgate Publishing Co, Aldershot 2000

Civil Society, Associations and Urban Places, edited with Graeme Morton and Boudien de Vries, Aldershot 2006.

Selected articles

Voluntary Societies and British Urban Elites, 1780-1870: an analysis, The Historical Journal, vol.24, 1982, pp.95- 118

Externalities, the market, power structures and the urban agenda, Urban History Yearbook, vol.17, 1990, pp.99-109

Whose Time and Whose Place: Searching for the History of Twentieth Century Leeds, Publications of the Thoresby Society, second series, vol.18, 2008, pp1-17.

The capitalist, the professor and the soldier: the re-making of Edinburgh Castle, 1850-1900, Planning Perspectives, 22.1 [January 2007] 55-78.

In Search of Twentieth-Century Edinburgh,  Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, new series vol.8 [2010] 13-26.

Selected book chapters

The middle class and the property cycle during the industrial revolution, in T C Smout (ed), The search for wealth and stability, London 1979, pp.91-113

Middle class culture, 1700-1914, in D Fraser (ed), A History of Modern Leeds, Manchester U P, 1980, pp. 200-222

Middle class and British Towns and cities in the Industrial Revolution, 1780-1870, in Fraser and Sutcliffe (eds), The Pursuit of Urban History, 1983, pp.286-305

Associations, in F M L Thompson (ed.), The Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750-1950, vol three, Cambridge 1990, pp.395-443

Municipal Politics in English and Scottish Cities in the 19th century, in Denis Menjot et Jean-Luc Pinol (coordinateurs), Enjeux et Expressions de la politique municipal (XIIe-XXe siècles), Paris, 1997, pp. 125-148.

‘Structure, culture and society in British towns’, in Martin Daunton (ed.), The Cambridge Urban History of Britain (Cambridge, 2000), 395-426.

Civil Society, subscriber democracies and parliamentary government in Great Britain, in Nancy Bermeo and Philip Nord (eds.), Civil Society before Democracy. Lessons from Nineteenth Century Europe, New York, 2000, 111-134.

Civil Society, Governance and Nation, 1832-1914 [with Graeme Morton], in R A Houston and W K Knox (eds.), The New Penguin History of Scotland, London 2001.

The Enlightenment and the Thistle: The Scottish Contribution to Associational Culture in Canada, in Tanja Bueltmann, Andrew Hinsosn and Graeme Morton (eds.), Ties of bluid, kin and countrie. Scottish Associational Culture in the Diaspora, Guelph Series in Scottish Studies, Guelph 2009

New Spaces for Scotland, 1800 to 1900, in Trevor Griffiths and Graeme Morton (eds.), A History of Everyday Life in Scotland, 1800-1900, Edinburgh 2010.