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The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Michael John Law


The Experience of Suburban Modernity explores how the adoption of new forms of private transport transformed inter-war suburban London. It shows how London’s suburban middle classes used their newly found disposable income to enjoy driving, motorcycling and flying. The Experience of Suburban Modernity demonstrates that these new practices were welcomed by many, but met resistance to change from those who were dismayed by the accidents that resulted from increased mobility and the aesthetic and cultural changes that were the consequence of Americanization and suburban development. The book is d ... More

Keywords: Suburbia, Inter-war, London, Transport, Modernity, Mobilities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089190
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael John Law, author
University of Westminster