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Highley: The Development of a Community, 1550-1880 (Family, sexuality and social relations in past times) By Gwyneth Nair

Highley: The Development of a Community, 1550-1880 (Family, sexuality and social relations in past times)
by Gwyneth Nair

History of Highley in Shropshire between 1550 and 1880. The author focuses on the break-up of the manorial system, the enclosure of open fields and the advent of industrialization, assessing their impact on the village life.
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Highley: The Development of a Community, 1550-1880 Summary


This is a history of Highley in Shropshire between 1550 and 1880. It is a portrait of rural England before and after the Industrial Revolution when Highley was transformed from an open-field agricultural manor into a mining village. The author focuses on three fundamental stages of economic development - the break-up of the manorial system, the enclosure of open fields and the advent of industrialization - assessing their impact on Highley and its inhabitants. Against this background, she provides an analysis of social relations and demographic trends. Drawing on a range of sources, she examines geographic and social mobility, differences in living standards and social structures, household size, composition and family relationships. She aims to show how, in the face of sweeping changes in economy and society, Highley proved relatively resilient.

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Sku
GOR002446615
Title
Highley: The Development of a Community, 1550-1880 (Family, sexuality and social relations in past times)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
0631153381
ISBN 13
9780631153382
Prizes
N/A
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