Men, Women and Property in England, 1780-1870
A Social and Economic History of Family Strategies Amongst the Leeds Middle Class
By (author) R. J. Morris
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Men, Women and Property in England, 1780-1870 by R. J. Morris
Book DescriptionThis is an innovative study of middle-class behaviour and property relations in English towns in Georgian and Victorian Britain. Through the lens of wills, family papers, property deeds, account books and letters, the author offers a reading of the ways in which middle-class families survived and surmounted the economic difficulties of early industrial society. He argues that these were essentially 'networked' families created and affirmed by a 'gift' network of material goods, finance, services and support, with property very much at the centre of middle-class survival strategies. His approach combines microhistorical studies of individual families with a broader analysis of the national and even international networks within which these families operated. The result is a significant contribution to the history, and to debates about the place of structural and cultural analysis in historical understanding.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521838085
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. J. Morris
Men, Women and Property in England, 1780-1870, Paperback (January 2009)
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Author Biography - R. J. Morris
R. J. Morris is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh and President of the European Association of Urban Historians.
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