a city in West Midlands, in central England.
a city in central Alabama.
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit.
Contemporary Examples

Growing Up Condi Stephen L. Carter October 10, 2010
Fat-shionistas Unite! Renata Espinosa June 24, 2009
Eight Best Bits of John Taylor’s Duran Duran Tell-All Tom Sykes October 20, 2012
How To Fix America’s Dull, Corrupt Political Conventions David Frum August 17, 2012
Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune Mike Lupica September 12, 2014

Historical Examples

The Battle of The Press Theophila Carlile Campbell
Chatterbox, 1906 Various
Law and Laughter George Alexander Morton
The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
Science and Education Thomas H. Huxley

an industrial city in central England, in Birmingham unitary authority, in the West Midlands: the second largest city in Great Britain; two cathedrals; three universities (1900, 1966, 1992). Pop: 970 892 (2001) informal Brummie
a unitary authority in central England, in the West Midlands. Pop: 992 100 (2003 est). Area: 283 sq km (109 sq miles)
(ˈbɜːmɪŋˌhæm). an industrial city in N central Alabama: rich local deposits of coal, iron ore, and other minerals. Pop: 236 620 (2003 est)

Note: Birmingham was the site of extreme racial violence during the civil rights movement. Although associated with specific race riots in 1963, Birmingham came to represent, as a whole, southern white resistance to integration. (See “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”)

Note: Birmingham is known as the “Pittsburgh of the South” for its steel and iron production.


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