Transport in Victorian Britain

Author: Michael J. Freeman
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719023330
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This work offers coverage of the developments in transport during the period 1840-1914, which highlights the role of steam power in transforming economic and geographical relationships on land and at sea, while also exploring those transport systems which survived the advent of the steam age like sail in coastal oceanic shipping and human and animal power in the movement of goods.

Trade and Traders in Mid Victorian Liverpool

Author: Graeme J. Milne
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853236061
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This book charts the development of Liverpool’s trade, shipping and business culture in the third quarter of the nineteenth century. Using previously neglected evidence, it assesses the causes and consequences of major changes in the port’s economy, and considers the activities of the international trading community that had to work in this complex business environment. Shipowners and merchants confronted difficult choices, whether in adopting the new steamship technology, diversifying into new commodity trades, competing for government contracts, or managing their port through the elected Mersey Docks & Harbour Board.

Workers Owners and Politics in Coal Mining

Author: Gerald Feldman
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
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An exploration of industrial relations and democracy, co-determination, the development of corporatism and social consequences in the coal mining industry of Britain, the United States, Belgium, France, Germany and Austria with a comparison of coal output and trade union organisation in those countries.