Highley: The Development of a Community, 1550-1880 by Gwyneth Nair

Highley: The Development of a Community, 1550-1880 by Gwyneth Nair

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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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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
Author By (author) Gwyneth Nair
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Year Published 1988
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0631153381
ISBN 13 9780631153382
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002446615
Title Highley: The Development of a Community, 1550-1880
Author By (author) Gwyneth Nair
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Year Published 1988
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0631153381
ISBN 13 9780631153382
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No