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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>02/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Urban History
Issue number1
Volume44
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)91-109
Publication statusPublished
Early online date15/02/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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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https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/urban-history 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.