Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2013

320 Pages | 13 maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083600

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Transport and the industrial city

Manchester and the canal age, 1750-1850

Peter Maw

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A new look at the economic history of Manchester - the world's first industrial city
  • Analyses the impact of canals on Manchester's industrial and urban development in this key period of British economic history
  • Essential reading for students of the industrial revolution
  • Places particular attention on how canals were used, emphasising not just the well-known short hauls of coal and stone but rather the extensive dispersion of a broad range of national and international products.
  • The first major analysis of canal trade during this period in British history