• History

The Turnpike Road System in England

1663-1840
Author: William Albert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521033918
Category: History
Page: 316
View: 5755
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.

    • Business & Economics

Transport in the Industrial Revolution


Author: Derek Howard Aldcroft
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719008399
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 227
View: 4650

    • Business & Economics

Economic History of Transport in Britain


Author: Christopher Savage,T.C. Barker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135654557
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 1027
Published in 2005, Economic History of Transport Britain is a valuable contribution to the field of Economic History.

    • History

The Economy of Kent, 1640-1914


Author: Alan Armstrong
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9780851155821
Category: History
Page: 318
View: 435
Studies of Kent's economic history confirm the industrial revolution to have been less cataclysmic and more widespread then formerly accepted.

    • History

An Environmental History of Wildlife in England 1650 - 1950


Author: Tom Williamson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441167439
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 9859
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.

    • History

The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867


Author: Asa Briggs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317878531
Category: History
Page: 496
View: 6620
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?

    • Philosophy

Flesh in the Age of Reason


Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912251
Category: Philosophy
Page: 592
View: 4268
'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.

    • History

The Shaping of Modern Britain

Identity, Industry and Empire 1780 - 1914
Author: Eric Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317862368
Category: History
Page: 568
View: 5250
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.

    • History

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume 1, Industrialisation, 1700–1860


Author: Roderick Floud,Paul Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316025586
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 3866
The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain provides a readable and comprehensive survey of the economic history of Britain since industrialisation, based on the most up-to-date research into the subject. Roderick Floud and Paul Johnson have assembled a team of fifty leading scholars from around the world to produce a set of volumes which are both a lucid textbook for students and an authoritative guide to the subject. The text pays particular attention to the explanation of quantitative and theory-based enquiry, but all forms of historical research are used to provide a comprehensive account of the development of the British economy. Volume I covers the period 1700–1860 when Britain led the world in the process of industrialisation. It will be an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students in history, economics and other social sciences.

    • Photography

Secret Wakefield


Author: Paul L. Dawson
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445646935
Category: Photography
Page: 96
View: 5026
Explore Wakefield's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.



    • Buckinghamshire (England)

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: 6555

    • History

The First Toll Roads

Ireland's Turnpike Roads 1729-1858
Author: David Broderick
Publisher: Collins Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 302
View: 8340
First book on Ireland's early "turnpikes." Beginning with why Ireland's first toll roads, known as turnpike roads, came into existence, it traces from the late medieval period the emergence and development of the principal roads, the basis of the pre

    • History

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
View: 4313
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.

    • Technology & Engineering

The turnpike trusts of the eighteenth century

a study of innovation and diffusion
Author: Eric Pawson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 40
View: 7939


    • Archaeology

The Antiquaries Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: London
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
View: 6792

    • Local history

Local Historian


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Local history
Page: N.A
View: 7020

    • English literature

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 7175