bokomslag The Experience of Suburban Modernity

The Experience of Suburban Modernity

Michael Law



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  • 256 sidor
  • 2014
The experience of suburban modernity looks at the history of the London suburbs in the interwar years. It shows that, contrary to those accounts that portray suburbia as static and boring, these suburbs were in fact at the heart of the adoption of private transport and new mobilities. Wealthier middle-class suburbanites enjoyed driving at speed on new arterial roads, visiting roadhouses for a transgressive night out, taking five-shilling flights from the local airport, and joining cycling and motorcycle clubs. All this fun came at a price for some in the form of thousands of deaths in road accidents, plane crashes on suburban housing and in the despoiling of the countryside through road development. This book will be welcomed by academics and students working in suburban studies, historical geography and interwar British history and can also be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of London. -- .
  • Författare: Michael Law
  • Format: Inbunden
  • ISBN: 9780719089190
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 256
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2014-10-31
  • Förlag: Manchester University Press