What the Railways Did for Us

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The frenzy of railway building from the 1830s not only altered the physical landscape of Britain but also profoundly affected almost every aspect of national life, driving industrial growth and forcing rapid social change. This history looks at how the railways encouraged the building of suburbs and created the Victorian seaside resorts, but also examines less obvious consequences such as a growth in share ownership encouraged by speculation on the railways and the standardization of the time in Britain.

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What the Railways Did for Us

What the Railways Did for Us

Hardback224pp Illustrated

9781445641232     Product Code: 222729

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The frenzy of railway building from the 1830s not only altered the physical landscape of Britain but also profoundly affected almost every aspect of national life, driving industrial growth and forcing rapid social change. This history looks at how the railways encouraged the building of suburbs and created the Victorian seaside resorts, but also examines less obvious consequences such as a growth in share ownership encouraged by speculation on the railways and the standardization of the time in Britain.

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