Published in 1997, each volume in this new series is a collection of seminal articles on a theme of central importance in the study of transport history, selected from the leading journal in the field. Each contains between ten and a dozen articles selected by a distinguished scholar, as well as an authoritative new introduction by the volume editor. Individually they will form an essential foundation to the study of the history of a mode of transport; together they will make an incomparable librarty of the best modern research in the field.
Table of Contents
1. Slow Progress: Forty Years of Motoring Research, T C Barker 2. Markets and Marketing in the British Motor Industry Before 1914, with some French Comparisons, Roy Church 3. The Outstanding Potential Market: The British Motor Car Industry and Europe, 1945-75, Timothy R Whistler 4. Concentration in the Interwar Motor Industry, D G Rhys 5. From Trestles to Tracks: The Influence of the Motor Car Manufacturing Process on the Design of British Car Factories, Paul Collins and Michael Stratton 6. The British Motor Cycle Industry During the 1930s, Steve Koerner 7. The Background to Bus Regulation in the 1930 Road Traffic Act: Economic, Political and Personal Influences in the 1920s, Corinne Mulley 8. Steaming through New England with Locomobile, L J Andrew Villalon and James M Laux 9. Improved Earth: Travel on the Canadian Prairies, 1920-50, Rod Bantjes 10. ’See this Amazing America’: The Long-Distance Bus Industry’s Use of Advertising in its First Quarter Century, Margaret Walsh.
Margaret Walsh is a Professor of American Economic and Social History in the School of American and Canadian Studies of the University of Nottingham.
'Along with the volume introduction by editor Margaret Walsh, the contributions provide valuable insight into motor transport history; a field that the editor rightly argues has been under-appreciated by the wider discipline. The work, therefore, is an excellent addition to an institutional or personal library, which probably contains few, if any, studies of machines powered by internal combustion engines and how these contraptions have influenced twentieth-century culture, society, and economics.' Albion, Vol. 31, No. 1