ON THE MOVE
Essays in Labour and Transport History

Edited by CHRIS WRIGLEY and JOHN SHEPHERD
288pp ILLUS 1991 LIST PRICE: £65.00 H531

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On the Move is a collection of twelve scholarly essays on the twin themes of labour and transport history. Those on travel range from an account of a journey in late eighteenth-century Britain to a survey of long-distance bus travel in the modern United States. Asa Briggs, in his review of Victorian attitudes to new technology and the railways, records how Dickens was so affected by his experience of a rail crash in 1865 that if the memory returned he would get off a train without completing his journey. John Armstrong considers co-operation and competition between coastal shipping and the railways in the later nineteenth century. The essays on labour range from a discussion of the radical press of the early nineteenth century to the ending of George Lansbury's leadership of the Labour Party at the Brighton conference in 1935. Eric Hobsbawm contributes an essay on the May Day holiday and Chris Wrigley examines the cause of industrial unity and peace between 1916 and 1921.