The Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750–1950 Volume 2 People and their Environment / Edited by F. M. L. Thompson.

  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1990
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1 online resource (392 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • 9781139055598 (ebook)
  • 9780521257893 (hardback)
  • 9780521438155 (paperback)
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  • 1. The social implications of demographic change Michael Anderson -- 2. The family in Britain Leonore Davidoff -- 3. Work Patrick Joyce -- 4. Housing M. J. Daunton -- 5. Food, drink and nutrition D. J. Oddy -- 6. Leisure and culture H. Cunningham.
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  • Whilst in certain quarters it may be fashionable to suppose that there is no such thing as society historians, they have had no difficulty in finding their subject. The difficulty, rather, is that an outpouring of research and writing 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 topical monographic research and presented an interpretation of the development of modern British society since 1750, from three perspectives: those of regional communities, the working and living environment, and 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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