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Transport and the Industrial City: Manchester and the Canal Age, 1750-1850

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This is a study of canal transport during the British industrial revolution. Focusing on Manchester, this book offers the first detailed regional history of canals, their trade, and their economic impact during the British Industrial Revolution. Previous studies of canals are mainly concerned with construction, engineering and finance and lack the theoretical sophistication of the more conceptually advanced work on British roads and railways. This book offers a new approach in two different ways. First, the book places particular attention on how canals were used, emphasising not just the well-known short hauls of coal and stone but rather their extensive dispersion of a broad range of national and international products. Second, the book analyses the impact of canals on Manchester's industrial and urban development in this key period of British economic history. it shows that canals were not simply components of a transport network but also played a major role in shaping the spatial dynamics of Manchester's expanding urban core, not least through the extensive use of canal banks to site the factory's clusters that made Manchester the 'shock city' of the early Victorian age. Canals and factories were synonymous in the urban heart of the industrial revolution. This will be essential reading for historians and students interested in the British industrial and consumer revolution, and in the unique history of Manchester, the world's first industrial city. This 2013 first edition hardback book is in good condition. There is some creasing to the corners of and edges of the spine of the hardback cover from where it has been stored. The 308 pages are in very good condition. There are some brown smudge marks to the side and bottom of the page block, only visible when the book is closed. New and second-hand copies of this book available elsewhere online range from £50 to £110.

Item details

Author(s):
Maw, Peter
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719083605
ISBN-13:
9780719083600
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
Manchester University Press

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This is a study of canal transport during the British industrial revolution. Focusing on Manchester, this book offers the first detailed regional history of canals, their trade, and their economic impact during the British Industrial Revolution. Previous studies of canals are mainly concerned with construction, engineering and finance and lack the theoretical sophistication of the more conceptually advanced work on British roads and railways. This book offers a new approach in two different ways. First, the book places particular attention on how canals were used, emphasising not just the well-known short hauls of coal and stone but rather their extensive dispersion of a broad range of national and international products. Second, the book analyses the impact of canals on Manchester's industrial and urban development in this key period of British economic history. it shows that canals were not simply components of a transport network but also played a major role in shaping the spatial dynamics of Manchester's expanding urban core, not least through the extensive use of canal banks to site the factory's clusters that made Manchester the 'shock city' of the early Victorian age. Canals and factories were synonymous in the urban heart of the industrial revolution. This will be essential reading for historians and students interested in the British industrial and consumer revolution, and in the unique history of Manchester, the world's first industrial city. This 2013 first edition hardback book is in good condition. There is some creasing to the corners of and edges of the spine of the hardback cover from where it has been stored. The 308 pages are in very good condition. There are some brown smudge marks to the side and bottom of the page block, only visible when the book is closed. New and second-hand copies of this book available elsewhere online range from £50 to £110.

Author(s):
Maw, Peter
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719083605
ISBN-13:
9780719083600
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
Manchester University Press

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