The city of London was a powerful magnet for migrant populations, even though it did not have large factories.Why (In context of 18th and 19th century.

Asked by vatsalchoudhary41 | 7th Jul, 2015, 04:21: PM

Expert Answer:

Even though the city of London did not have very large factories in the 18th and the early part of 19th century, it did have a very active dockyard and five other major types of industries that provided large scale employment. These five industries were - clothing and footwear, wood and furniture, metals and engineering, printing and stationery, and precision products such as surgical instruments, watches, and objects of precious metal. As a result, the city of London acted as a magnet for migrant populations. During the course of the First World War, however, car manufacturing and electrical goods units came up in London. The number of such establishments increased after that, until the point when they accounted for nearly one-third of the job supply in London.

Answered by Soumil Shukla | 7th Jul, 2015, 10:25: PM

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