Seminar 1: Railways and Transport
Geoffrey Alderman, 'The Victorian transport revolution', Historical Journal, 1971
S Engermann, 'Railways and economic growth in England and Wales 1840-1870. A new approach to railway history'. Business History, 1971
Michael Freeman, Railways and the Victorian imagination
Michael Freeman, 'The railway as a cultural metaphor: what kind of railway history? Re-visited', Journal of Transport History, 1999
Iwan Morus, 'The electric aeriel: telegraphy and commercial culture in early Victorian England', Victorian Studies 1996
· What impact did the transport and communications revolution have on Victorian cities?
· What contribution did railways make to the culture of Victorian cities?
· What implication did the transport revolution have for the Victorian economy?
· Which 'class' issues emerge from exploring the advances in transport and communications?
· How was the transport revolution depicted in Victorian art and literature etc.
W Albert, The turnpike road system in Britain
D Aldcroft, Studies in British transport history
D Aldcroft and M Freeman (eds), Transport in the industrial revolution
G Alderman, The railway interest
P S Bagwell, The transport revolution from 1770
T Barker, An economic history of transport in Britain
Robert Barker, 'The metropolitan railway and the making of Neasden' Transport History, 1981
B Duckham, The transport revolution
J Francis, A history of the English railway: its social relations and revelations (1851)
M Freeman, Atlas of railway history
T R Gourvish, Railways and the British economy
G R Hawke, Railways and economic growth
R W Ireland, 'The railway and crime in the 19th century', Continuity and Change, 1997
R J Irving, 'The capitalisation of Britain's railways 1830-1914', Journal of Transport History, 1984
J R Kellett, The impact of railways on Victorian cities
Maurice Kirby, The Origins of Railway Enterprise: The Stockton and Darlington Railway, 1821-1863
F C Mather, 'The railways, the electric telegraph and public order during the Chartist period, 1837-48', History, 1953
Frank McKenna, 'Victorian railway workers', History Workshop Journal , 1976
H Parris, Government and the railways in 19th century Britain
H Perkin, The age of the railway
Douglas Reid, Douglas 'The Iron roads and the happiness of the working classes: the early development and social significance of the railway excursion', Journal of Transport History, 1996
J Richards and J McKenzie (eds), The railway station. A social history
J Simmons, The Victorian railway