Davis, Graham Books

Graham Davis is emeritus Professor of History at Bath Spa University. He is editor of the journal, Bath History. Dr. Davis obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Bath.

Bath as Spa and Bath as Slum: The Social History of a Victorian City
2010 0-7734-3788-6
This is an intensively researched study that examines the history of Bath and makes a contribution to an understanding of the way urban communities worked. The rhetoric of the city and the slum are both challenged and the interconnections between them examined in detailed case studies. In reality, the municipal politics of Bath, particularly in the field of sanitary provision, was shaped by competing attitudes to the poor of the Avon Street district. This book contains seven color photographs and eight black and white photograhs.