Walking Histories, 1800-1914

  • Chad Bryant
  • Arthur Burns
  • Paul Readman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Chad Bryant, Arthur Burns, Paul Readman
    Pages 1-32
  3. Walking, Space, and Boundaries

  4. Walking and Labour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Elizabeth Coggin Womack
      Pages 115-137
  5. Social Identities and Social Practices

  6. Walking, Thinking, Looking

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 319-332

About this book


Few historians have written about walking, despite its obvious centrality to the human condition. Focusing on the period 1800-1914, this book examines the practices and meanings of walking in the context of transformative modernity. It boldly suggests that once historians place walking at the heart of their analyses, exciting new perspectives on themes central to the ‘long nineteenth century’ emerge. Walking Histories, 1800-1914 adopts a global perspective, including contributions from specialists in the history and culture of Great Britain, North America, Australia, Russia, East-Central Europe, and South Asia. Critically engaging with recent research, the contributions within offer fresh insights for academic experts, while remaining accessible to student readers. This book will be essential reading for those interested in movement, travel, leisure, urban history, and environmental history.


Leisure Urban History Environmental History Travel Walking

Editors and affiliations

  • Chad Bryant
    • 1
  • Arthur Burns
    • 2
  • Paul Readman
    • 3
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of HistoryKing's College LondonLONDONUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of HistoryKing's College LondonLONDONUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-48497-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48498-7
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