The Coventry Motor Industry: Birth to Renaissance?

The Coventry Motor Industry: Birth to Renaissance?

by David Thoms, Tom Donnelly
     
 

Coventry is synonymous with both the creation and relative decline of the British motor car industry. This volume utilizes the extensive range of primary sources on the subject to explore the relationship between the car industry in its local context and the wider economic, social and political environment. It analyzes the emergence and early dominance of Coventry's… See more details below

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Coventry is synonymous with both the creation and relative decline of the British motor car industry. This volume utilizes the extensive range of primary sources on the subject to explore the relationship between the car industry in its local context and the wider economic, social and political environment. It analyzes the emergence and early dominance of Coventry's motor manufacturers, the rise of volume production in the 1930s, and the instabilities and renaissance of the post-war era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754601081
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword
1The Coventry Motor Car Industry: Parameters and Significance1
2Origins: From Cycles to Cars13
3Organisation and Growth to 191437
4The Impact of War, 1914-1860
5Between the Wars: Mergers and Mass Production72
6The Motor Manufacturers and the Second World War98
7Growth, Stagnation and Merger, 1945-68127
8The End of the Boom164
9Renaissance or False Dawn?192
Bibliography221
Index229

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