The Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750-1950

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Cambridge University Press, 1993 - History - 608 pages
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Whilst in certain quarters it may be fashionable to suppose that there is no such thing as society historians have had no difficulty in finding their subject. The difficulty, rather, is that the advance has occurred through such an outpouring of research and writing that it is hard for anyone but the specialist to keep up with the literature or grasp the overall picture. In these three volumes, as is the tradition in Cambridge Histories, a team of specialists has assembled the jigsaw of recent monographic research and presented an interpretation of the development of modern British society since 1750, from three complementary perspectives: those of regional communities, of the working and living environment, and of social institutions. Each volume is self-contained, and each contribution, thematically defined, contains its own chronology of the period under review. Taken as a whole they offer an authoritative and comprehensive view of the manner and method of the shaping of society in the two centuries of unprecedented demographic and economic change.
  

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Contents

Town and city
1
The countryside
87
Scotland 17501850
155
Scotland 18501950
209
Wales
281
The northwest
355
The northeast
415
London and the Home Counties
471
Bibliographies
541
Index
575
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