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w9 Technological change – Transport /2547

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

Listen

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

Watch

* 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]

Satchell, M (2017), Navigable waterways and the economy of England and Wales:1600-1835 in Shaw-Taylor, L et al (eds), The Online Historical Atlas of Transport, Urbanization and Economic Development in England and Wales c.1680-1911, The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure

* Shaw-Taylor, L and You, X (2018), The development of the railway network in Britain 1825-1911 in Shaw-Taylor, L et al (eds), The Online Historical Atlas of Transport, Urbanization and Economic Development in England and Wales c.1680-1911, The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure

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

Bogart, D (2017), The Turnpike Roads of England and Wales, in Shaw-Taylor, L et al (eds), The Online Historical Atlas of Transport, Urbanization and Economic Development in England and Wales c.1680-1911, The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure

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

Leicester Industrial History Society

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

National Archives (2012), Railways

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

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

Swannington Heritage Trust (2019), Leicester & Swannington Railway

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