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    Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mobilities on 31/05/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17450101.2017.1331019

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Travelling through the city: using life writing to explore individual experiences of urban travel c1840-1940

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Mobilities
Issue number4
Volume12
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)598-609
Publication statusPublished
Early online date31/05/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article uses a range of life writing to examine the ways in which urban travellers engaged with new transport technologies and experiences in Britain in the century after 1840. It is argued that people easily engaged with new forms and sites of mobility, mixed transport modes and incorporated them into their everyday travel. They enjoyed the greater speeds of travel that became available and expected transport networks to work. It is argued that many of the characteristics of ‘new mobilities’ usually associated with the late twentieth century were present over a century earlier, though some more traditional forms of mobility persisted.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mobilities on 31/05/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17450101.2017.1331019