The Impact of the Railway on Society in Britain: Essays in Honour of Jack Simmons

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Ashgate, 2003 - Social Science - 315 pages
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Concentrating on the theme of the railways, and how they dramatically affected the development of Britain and her society, this book, dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Simmons, touches on numerous issues he first highlighted, which are now mainstays of academic study. These include the men who built the railways, those who financed the enterprise, how the railways affected such everyday issues as tourism, the arts, and politics, as well as the lasting legacy of the railways in a country now dominated by the private car. This volume written by former friends, students and colleagues of Professor Simmons reflects these interests, and provides a fitting tribute to one of the truly great British historians of the twentieth century.

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