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w9 Technological change – Transport /2547

week 9: Transport – lecture handout / maps [pdf]


BBC (2018), George and Robert Stephenson, In our Time, BBC Radio 4, April 12th


OSF Productions (2002), Industrial Revelations – S01 E08 – Iron Horse, Discovery Networks Europe [and, in fact, you should probably watch every episode…]

BBC (2015), Canals: The making of a nation – ep 3: Capitalism
Not currently available, unfortunately, but there is an interactive video that condenses elements from the series

BBC (2016), Railways: the making of a nation
Similarly also unavailable currently, but there a few clips from the series and ep 5 (Capitalism and commerce) has been uploaded to youtube

Primary reading

Allen, RC (2009), The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective, Cambridge: CUP [chapter 7]

Bogart, D (2014), The transport revolution in industrialising Britain, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP (pp368-391) – an author’s  version is available here [pdf]

Hill, CP (1985), British Economic and Social History (5th ed), London: Edward Arnold [chapter 10]

Hobsbawm, EJ (1985), Industry and Empire, London: Pelican Books [chapter 6]

Background material

Atterbury, P (2014a), Steam & Speed: The Power of Steam on Land, V&A Museum

Atterbury, P (2014b), Steam & Speed: Other Forms of Victorian Transport & Communication, V&A Museum

Bridgewater Canal Trust

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (2012), Railways, Department of Geography and Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, Sept 3rd

Martin, A (2015), End of the line: Leicester’s forgotten railway stations, Leicester Mercury, May 24th

Leicester Industrial History Society

Robinson, B (2011), All Change in the Victorian Age, BBC History, 17th Feb

Standage, T (1999), The Victorian Internet, London: Phoenix

Swannington Heritgae Trust (2012), Passenger journeys on the Leicester & Swannington Railway

Wikipedia entries for Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, George Hudson, Leicester Corporation tramways,  Leicester-Swannington railway (see also Grace’s Guide entry)