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Rural Englands : Labouring Lives in the Nineteenth-Century :  Labouring Lives in the Nineteenth-Century - Barry Reay

Rural Englands : Labouring Lives in the Nineteenth-Century

Labouring Lives in the Nineteenth-Century

Paperback Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780333669198
Number Of Pages: 272

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This is the first ever general history of nineteenth-century English rural workers. 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 rural England, arguing that the extent of localization is so compelling that it forces a rethinking of a unitary "rural England."

'This is an encompassing and impressive survey of "rural England". On everything that he deals with, Barry Reay is professionally well-informed and his touch and erudition are highly reliable.' - Keith Snell, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester '[Barry Reay] is especially good at demonstrating the fecund imagination of the rural commons, apparent in its remarkable musical tradition (often crude and lewd), bizarre pastimes and elaborate sporting pursuits.' - BBC History Magazine 'This valuable book stimulates research, and underlines the potential for further local and regional enquiry.' - Dick Hunter, Family& Community History

List of Illustrations, Maps and Figures
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: Locating Rural Workers
Rural Worlds
Working Men
Working Women and Children
Household Strategies
Life and Death
Leisure
Protest
Picturing Rural Work
Conclusion
Index
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ISBN: 9780333669198
ISBN-10: 0333669193
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: September 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1