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The neuroses of the railway: trains, travel and trauma in Britain, c.1850-c.1900

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This thesis explores some aspects of the cultural history of the railway during the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. It argues that the railway was of central importance in creating and shaping Victorian attitudes to the machine and to mechanized civilization in a world increasingly dominated by large scale-technologies. In particular, it explores the significance of negative responses to the railway - fear, anxiety, nervousness, alarm, revulsion - in ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Supervisor
Publication date:
1998
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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