Spatial History: Railways, Uneven Development, and Population Change in France and Great Britain, 1850–1914

  title={Spatial History: Railways, Uneven Development, and Population Change in France and Great Britain, 1850–1914},
  author={R. Schwartz and I. Gregory and T. Thevenin},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
A comparative spatial history combining historical narrative, geographical thinking, and spatial analysis of historical data offers new perspectives on railway expansion and its effects in France and Great Britain during the long nineteenth century. Accessible rail transport in the rural regions of both countries opened new economic opportunities in agriculture, extractive industries, and service trades, helping to revitalize rural communities and decrease their rates of out-migration. In… Expand
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