Child Labour in Britain, 1750-1870

Author: Peter Kirby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802494

Category: History

Page: 184

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Peter Kirby's analytical survey of child labour during the industrial revolution asserts that the concentration by some historians and social commentators upon small numbers of industrially-employed children has diverted attention from the important role of the working child within the context of the family, the labour market and the state. Kirby convincingly argues that during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries, child labour provided an invaluable contribution both to economic growth and to the incomes of working-class households. The book also discusses the major issues involved in the study of children's employment.
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Women in Early Modern Britain, 1450-1640

Author: Christine Peters

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230212786

Category: History

Page: 216

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Although in its infancy, the history of women in Wales and Scotland before and during the Reformation is now thriving. A longer tradition of historical studies has shed light on many areas of women's experience in England. Drawing on this historiography, Christine Peters examines the significance of contrasting social, economic and religious conditions in shaping the lives of women in Britain. Gender assumptions were broadly similar in England, Wales and Scotland, but female experience varied widely. Women in Early Modern Britain, 1450-1640 explores how this was influenced by various factors, including changes in clanship and inheritance, the employment of single women, the punishment of pregnant brides and scolds, the introduction of Protestantism, and the fusion of fairy beliefs with ideas of demonological witchcraft. Peters' text is the first comparative survey and analysis of the diversity of women's lives in Britain during the early modern period.
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Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England

Author: Andy Wood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 140394038X

Category: History

Page: 256

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Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England reassesses the relationship between politics, social change and popular culture in the period c. 1520-1730. It argues that early modern politics needs to be understood in broad terms, to include not only states and elites, but also disputes over the control of resources and the distribution of power. Andy Wood assesses the history of riot and rebellion in the early modern period, concentrating upon: popular involvement in religious change and political conflict, especially the Reformation and the English Revolution; relations between ruler and ruled; seditious speech; popular politics and the early modern state; custom, the law and popular politics; the impact of literacy and print; and the role of ritual, gender and local identity in popular politics.
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Irish Migration, Networks and Ethnic Identities Since 1750

Author: Dr Enda Delaney,Donald M. MacRaild

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136776664

Category: History

Page: 328

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This books re-examines the global history of Irish migration by focusing on the formal and informal networks which migrants from Ireland utilised to meld their social lives to make sense of the new worlds into which they settled.
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Shades of Difference

Irish, Caribbean, and South Asian Immigration to Heart of Empire, 1948-1971

Author: John Christopher Corbally

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 546

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

Author: Alvin Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667609

Category: History

Page: 640

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The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.
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Irish Historical Studies

Joint Journal of the Irish Historical Society and the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

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