Rural Englands : Labouring Lives in the Nineteenth-Century

Rural Englands : Labouring Lives in the Nineteenth-Century

Description

Rural Englands is the first general history of nineteenth-century English rural workers. Barry Reay provides a fresh perspective on England's rural past, reintroducing those often excluded from more traditional historical approaches, and stressing the diversity of working communities and the dynamism of rural life. Reay challenges stereotypes of country living, arguing that the extent of localization is so compelling that, instead of thinking of a unitary notion of 'rural England', we must think in terms of 'rural Englands'.

Incorporating a wide range of source material, Reay examines and explores both representations and experiences of rural labour, including:
- varieties of settlement and landscape
- types of work carried out by men, women and children
- household survival strategies
- experiences of life and death
- leisure patterns
- repertoires of protest
- visual imagery
- literary representations.


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Details

Author(s)
Barry Reay
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 14.22mm | 337g
Publication date
04 Sep 2004
Publisher
MacMillan Education UK
Imprint
Red Globe Press
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
2004 ed.
Illustrations note
XIII, 272 p.
ISBN10
0333669193
ISBN13
9780333669198
Bestsellers rank
780,708