The Turnpike Road System in England

1663-1840
Author: William Albert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521033918
Category: History
Page: 316
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This book studies the development and administration of turnpike trusts in England from 1663 to 1840. It is concerned specifically with assessing the economic importance of the trusts before and during the Industrial Revolution. Dr Albert provides a detailed and comprehensive history of English turnpike trusts, superseding in many respects the standard accounts of the subject written in the early 1900s.

Transport in the Industrial Revolution


Author: Derek Howard Aldcroft
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719008399
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 227
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Economic History of Transport in Britain


Author: Christopher Savage,T.C. Barker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135654557
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Published in 2005, Economic History of Transport Britain is a valuable contribution to the field of Economic History.

An Environmental History of Wildlife in England 1650 - 1950


Author: Tom Williamson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441167439
Category: History
Page: 224
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014 While few detailed surveys of fauna or flora exist in England from the period before the nineteenth century, it is possible to combine the evidence of historical sources (ranging from game books, diaries, churchwardens' accounts and even folk songs) and our wider knowledge of past land use and landscape, with contemporary analyses made by modern natural scientists, in order to model the situation at various times and places in the more remote past. This timely volume encompasses both rural and urban environments from 1650 to the mid-twentieth century, drawing on a wide variety of social, historical and ecological sources. It examines the impact of social and economic organisation on the English landscape, biodiversity, the agricultural revolution, landed estates, the coming of large-scale industry and the growth of towns and suburbs. It also develops an original perspective on the complexity and ambiguity of man/animal relationships in this post-medieval period.

The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867


Author: Asa Briggs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317878531
Category: History
Page: 496
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The Age of Improvement has long established itself as a classic of modern historical writing. Widely read and quoted it has had a unique influence on teaching and research. This second edition draws on the great volume of new research - produced by Lord Briggs amongst others, since its original publication. The book stresses both the underlying unity and the rich variety of the age, and raises fundamental issues about a period of crucial change in British history - industrialisation, war, constitutional change and the attitudes of politicians towards it, political development, and, not least, society and culture. In the background are the new economic powers based on the development of a coal and iron technology; in the foreground, new social and political problems and new ways of tackling them. The author also discusses perceptions of, and reactions to, changing circumstances, the influence of religion and science on national life, and changing styles in art and literature. The story ends, not with a full stop but with a question mark. Could improvement be maintained? Could balance and progress continue to be reconciled?

Flesh in the Age of Reason


Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912251
Category: Philosophy
Page: 592
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'As an introduction to early modern thinking and the impact of past ideas on present lives, this book can find few equals and no superiors. Porter is a witty, humane writer with an extraordinary vocabulary and a sparkling sense of fun. Whether he is quoting from obscure medical texts or analysing scabrous diaries, dishing the dirt on long-dead bigwigs or evoking sympathy for human suffering, his grasp is masterly and his erudition appealing. I wish I could read it again for the first time: you can.' Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week In this startlingly brilliant sequel to the prize-winning ENLIGHTENMENT Roy Porter completes his lifetime's work, offering a magical, enthusiastic and charming account of the writings of some of the most attractive figures ever to write English.

The Shaping of Modern Britain

Identity, Industry and Empire 1780 - 1914
Author: Eric Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317862368
Category: History
Page: 568
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In this wide-ranging history of modern Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which Britain was transformed into the world's first industrial power. By the end of the nineteenth century, Britain was still ruled by wealthy landowners, but the world over which they presided had been utterly transformed. It was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain - yet that change was achieved without political revolution. Ranging across the developing empire, and dealing with such central institutions as the church, education, health, finance and rural and urban life, The Shaping of Modern Britain provides an unparallelled account of Britain's rise to superpower status. Particular attention is given to the Great Reform Act of 1832, and the implications of the 1867 Reform Act are assessed. The book discusses: - the growing role of the central state in domestic policy making - the emergence of the Labour party - the Great Depression - the acquisition of a vast territorial empire Comprehensive, informed and engagingly written, The Shaping of Modern Britain will be an invaluable introduction for students of this key period of British history.

Secret Wakefield


Author: Paul L. Dawson
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445646935
Category: Photography
Page: 96
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Explore Wakefield's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

Tracing Your Ancestors in County Records

A Guide for Family and Local Historians
Author: Stuart A Raymond
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473879094
Category: Reference
Page: 216
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For over 500 years, between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Justices of the Peace were the embodiment of government for most of our ancestors. The records they and other county officials kept are invaluable sources for local and family historians, and Stuart Raymond's handbook is the first in-depth guide to them. He shows how and why they were created, what information they contain, and how they can be accessed and used. Justices of the Peace met regularly in Quarter Sessions, judging minor criminal matters, licensing alehouses, paying pensions to maimed soldiers, overseeing roads and bridges, and running gaols and hospitals. They supervised the work of parish constables, highway surveyors, poor law overseers, and other officers. And they kept extensive records of their work, which are invaluable to researchers today. As Stuart Raymond explains, the lord lieutenant, the sheriff, the assize judges, the clerk of the peace, and the coroner, together with a variety of subordinate officials, also played important roles in county government. Most of them left records that give us detailed insights into our ancestors' lives. The wide range of surviving county records deserve to be better known and more widely used, and Stuart Raymond's book is a fascinating introduction to them.

The Journal of Transport History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: N.A
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Early American technology

making and doing things from the colonial era to 1850
Author: Judith A. McGaw
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 482
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This collection of original essays documents technology's centrality to the history of early America. Unlike much previous scholarship, this volume emphasizes the quotidian rather than the exceptional: the farm household seeking to preserve food or acquire tools, the surveyor balancing economic and technical considerations while laying out a turnpike, the woman of child-bearing age employing herbal contraceptives, and the neighbors of a polluted urban stream debating issues of property, odor, and health.These cases and others drawn from brewing, mining, farming, and woodworking enable the authors to address recent historiographic concerns, including the environmental aspects of technological change and the gendered nature of technical knowledge. Brooke Hindle's classic 1966 essay on early American technology is also reprinted, and his view of the field is reassessed. A bibliographical essay and summary of Hindle's bibliographic findings conclude the volume.The contributors are Judith A. McGaw, Robert C. Post, Susan E. Klepp, Michal McMahon, Patrick W. O'Bannon, Sarah F. McMahon, Donald C. Jackson, Robert B. Gordon, Carolyn C. Cooper, and Nina E. Lerman.

The Transport Revolution from 1770


Author: Philip Sidney Bagwell
Publisher: London : Batsford
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transport - Grande-Bretagne
Page: 460
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Transport History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: N.A
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Technology and culture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Local Historian


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 5701
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Issues for autumn 1961- include the Standing Conference for Local History Bulletin.

Pre-industrial England

geographical essays
Author: John Patten
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 245
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The Antiquaries Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: London
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
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Records of Buckinghamshire

or, Papers and notes on the history, antiquities, and architecture of the county
Author: Architectural and Archaeological Society for the County of Buckingham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Buckinghamshire (England)
Page: N.A
View: 3603
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Journal of Economic Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economics
Page: N.A
View: 2457
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