The Motor Car Industry in Coventry Since the 1890's (Routledge Library Editions: The Automobile Industry) (Paperback)

The Motor Car Industry in Coventry Since the 1890's (Routledge Library Editions: The Automobile Industry) By David Thoms, Tom Donnelly Cover Image
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This book, originally published in 1985, examines the development of the car industry in Coventry within both its local context and the wider economic environment. It is a study of expansion and adjustment which reflects the broader pattern of Britain's industrial history. The book analyses the emergence and early dominance of Coventry's motor manufacturers, the appearance of the volume producers in the 1920s and the instability of the post-war era. The relationship between cars and other sectors of the local economy, particularly cycles, machine tools and aircraft, is discussed, while the significance of the two world wars receive special attention. Extensive use is made of original sources material, much of which, prior to publication, had received little or no attention from business historians.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781138060135
ISBN-10: 1138060135
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 20th, 2019
Pages: 252
Language: English
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Automobile Industry