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Canals and Inland Navigation

Series: Studies in Transport History

Edited By: Gerald Crompton

164 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Scolar Press

Hardback | Nov 1996 | #84483 | ISBN: 1859283462
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Each volume in this series is a collection of articles in the study of transport history, selected from a leading journal in the field. Each contains articles selected by a distinguished scholar, as well as an authorative introduction by the volume editor. Individually they form a foundation to the study of the history of a mode of transport; together they make a library of modern research in the field. This volume is concerned with canals and inland navigation with eleven articles on topics such as James Green as canal engineer; the canal boatmen's strike of 1923; Dutch inland transport in the 19th century; and the Swansea canal.


Navigation schemes on the Upper Medway, 1600-65, C.W. Chalklin; Selby and the Aire and Calder Navigation, 1744-1826, B.F. Duckham; Liverpool canal controversies, 1769-72, J.R. Harris; Bradford coal, Craven limestone and the origins of the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 1765-75, G. Firth; transport change and the development of the Leicestershire coalfield in the canal age - a reinterpretation, C.P. Griffin; the Swansea Canal, H. Pollins; Josiah Wedgwood and canal management, C. Davies; James Green as canal engineer, C. Hadfield; standards of living among canal boat people, 1840-1939, W. Freer; the canal boatmen's strike of 1923, K.B. Sherwood; Dutch inland transport in the nineteenth century - a bibliographical review, H.J. de Jong.

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