Item description for A Pleasing Prospect: Social Change and Urban Culture in Eighteenth-Century Colchester (Studies in Regional and Local History) by Shani D'Cruze...
Overview Colchester was a large southern provincial town which, despite the decline of its staple textile industry across the 18th century, capitalised on growth in agriculturally-based production. This title considers the changing historical identity of eighteenth-century Colchester from the perspective of its "middling sort".
Examining the changing historical identity of 18th-century Colchester, England, this account explores the social networks of the provincial town from the perspective of the middling sort, or those easing into the newly industrialized British economy. Based on extensive primary research, 18th-century social networks are painstakingly reconstructed in terms of family, kinship, gender, religion, and politics to examine the relationships between individual, family, and society. Colchester is shown as an agricultural town that found its place in the urban renaissance of industrial England, and this investigation shows the social and familial effects that occurred due to the change.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher University Of Hertfordshire Press
ISBN 1902806727 ISBN13 9781902806723
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More About Shani D'Cruze
Shani D'Cruze is Reader in Gender History at Manchester Metropolitan University. She was co-editor of the journal Gender and History between 2000 and 2004. Her main publications are on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century social and cultural history of violence, crime and gender and the gender history of the nineteenth-century family.
Anupama Rao is Assistant Professor of South Asian History at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her interests are in Indian nationalism; anti-caste struggles; caste, gender and the family form in nineteenth- and twentieth-century western India; historical anthropology; the anthropology of violence; human rights and feminist and critical theory.