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The experience of suburban modernity : how private transport changed interwar London

Author: Michael John Law
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, cop. 2014.
Series: Studies in popular culture (Manchester)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the history of the London suburbs in the interwar years

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael John Law
ISBN: 0719089190 9780719089190
OCLC Number: 900242334
Description: 1 vol. (xii-238 p.) : ill., carte, couv. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Introduction 1. Driving on the Kingston Bypass Part II: Technologies 2. The car indispensable 3. 'In the joyous rush'- Bicycles and motorcycles 4. Suburban air-mindedness Part III: Roads 5. New mobilities in construction 6. Negotiating modernity - Beautification and contestation Part IV: Journeys 7. Pleasure and peril at the suburban roadhouse 8. Modern motoring and the enclosed body 9. Accidents and suburban modernity 10. Everyday driving - Mobile consumerism and commuting Part V: Conclusion 11. Modern Marvels Appendix: Car adoption rate and number of cars in Greater London for 1938 Bibliography Index
Series Title: Studies in popular culture (Manchester)
Responsibility: Michael John Law.

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