Cities, spaces and movement : everyday experiences of urban travel in England c1840-1940

Pooley, Colin Gilbert (2017) Cities, spaces and movement : everyday experiences of urban travel in England c1840-1940. Urban History, 44 (1). pp. 91-109. ISSN 0963-9268

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Travelling through a city was (and remains) a routine experience for many people, but direct information on such movements is hard to uncover for the more distant past. This paper uses selected diaries to explore the ways in which urban residents interacted with and responded to the spaces through which they travelled in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century England. It is argued that while some types of travel and associated environments did generate strong responses that diarists felt worth recording, for the most part urban travel was unproblematic and unremarkable and was therefore rarely remarked upon in life writing.

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Journal Article
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Urban History
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Urban History, 44 (1), pp 91-109 2017, © 2017 Cambridge University Press.
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?? mobilityspacecitiesdiariestravelarts and humanities(all)social sciences(all)arts and humanities (miscellaneous)historyurban studiesgeography, planning and development ??
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