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dc.contributor.authorBarker, Hannah
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03 09:09:28
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:24:07Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:24:07Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier1001049
dc.identifierOCN: 967267537en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/28910
dc.description.abstractSmall businesses were at the heart of the economic growth and social transformation that characterized the Industrial Revolution in Britain. In towns across north-west England, shops and workshops dominated the streetscape, and helped to satisfy an increasing desire for consumer goods. Yet, despite their significance, we know surprisingly little about these firms and the people who ran them, for, while those engaged in craft-based manufacturing, retailing, and allied trades constituted a significant proportion of the urban population, they have been generally overlooked by historians. Instead, our view of the world of business is more usually taken up by narratives of particularly successful firms, and especially those involved in new modes of production. By examining some of the forgotten businesses of the Industrial Revolution, and the men and women who worked in them, this book presents a largely unfamiliar commercial world. Its approach, which spans economic, social, and cultural history, as well as encompassing business history and the histories of the emotions, space, and material culture, alongside studies of personal testimony, testatory practice, and property ownership, tests current understandings of gender, work, family, class, and power in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It provides us with new insights into the lives of ordinary men and women in trade, whose relatively mundane lives are easily overlooked, but who were central to the story of a pivotal period in British history.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
dc.subject.otherIndustrial Revolution
dc.subject.othertrade
dc.subject.otherwork
dc.subject.otherfamilies
dc.subject.otherbusiness
dc.subject.otherreligion
dc.subject.otherdomestic space
dc.subject.othertowns
dc.subject.othergeneration
dc.subject.othergender
dc.subject.otherHeywood
dc.subject.otherGreater Manchester
dc.subject.otherLiverpool
dc.subject.otherLondon
dc.subject.otherManchester
dc.titleFamily and Business during the Industrial Revolution
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786023.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2
oapen.relation.isbn9780198786023
oapen.pages280
oapen.place.publicationOxford, UK
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Heywood, Greater Manchester - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heywood,_Greater_Manchester; Industrial Revolution - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution; Liverpool - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool; London - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London; Manchester - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester
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