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Marriage and Rebellion

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

On January 1, 1684, Daniel Defoe married Mary Tuffley. The economy of England at this time resembled that of what is now called a developing nation. In his The Compleat English Tradesman, Defoe gave ... More


Financial Woes and Recovery

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

While Daniel Defoe was experiencing all kinds of tribulations in his business affairs, he was also emerging as an author. His experience of bankruptcy and the various legal actions brought against ... More


Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

James Raven

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book explores popular literature and the book trade in the second half of the 18th century. Based on intensive research into the production and sale of literature ranging from novels and ... More


Introduction

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of sceptical and hostile views towards new-rich tradesmen during the late 18th century. From the 1760s, treatises explaining the decline of empires ... More


Merchants, Gentility and Christian Conduct

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

During the second half of the 18th century, very particular reinterpretation of ‘taste’ and ‘vulgarity’ supported literary attacks on men of trade. At the same time, many writers sought to protect ... More


Defending Trade in the Provinces: The Gentleman Merchant and Mrs Gomersall of Leeds

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the attitudes towards business and businessmen in the town of Leeds, with particular attention to the works of Anna Gomersall. Mrs Gomersall published three didactic works: ... More


Vulgarity and Social Grammar

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on notions of vulgarity in the late 18th century. The use of ‘vulgar’ to mean ‘ordinary’ or ‘commonplace’ was still in evidence in the 18th century. As a description of the lower ... More


Markets, Market Culture and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Adrian Randall and Andrew Charlesworth (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237006
eISBN:
9781846317422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317422
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book focuses upon both urban and rural communities: towns and cities, villages and corporations, colliers and tradesmen all feature in these studies, since the market was ubiquitous and ... More


Pretensions to Land

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on depictions of businessmen as country estate owners. One of the most striking, popular, and stereotyped fictional settings developed during the second half of the 18th century ... More


Historical Perspectives

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter reviews the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that anti-business prejudices were created by middle class literature that offered instruction and reassurance about changes ... More


Tradesmen, Artisans and Small-Scale Businessmen

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the tradesmen, artisans, and the small-scale businessmen who came to Hong Kong in an attempt to establish businesses in the country. Most of these travelers had a sea-faring ... More


When the Lights Go Down in Cairo: Cinema as Global Crossroads and Space of Playful Resistance

Walter Armbrust

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Filmgoing in downtown Cairo had long taken place in the gap between official hopes for cinema as a vehicle for socially edifying purposes, and the unpredictable reality of audiences in movie ... More


Trade and Industry

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0031
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author presents an account of the science of mechanics in England and its various uses in trade and industry, including mills, foundries, steam engines, water-works, etc. He describes the ... More


Mobilizing Support

Roland Clark

in Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453687
eISBN:
9780801456343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453687.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Corneliu Zelea Codreanu's efforts to mobilize support for the newly established Legion of the Archangel Michael. The Legion of the Archangel Michael emerged from the split ... More


Laboring Lives

Jared Ross Hardesty

in Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479816149
eISBN:
9781479869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479816149.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Although many slaves’ personal interactions could be violent and unstable, most proved especially resilient in the town’s labor market. They were a highly versatile workforce and could be found in ... More


Soldiers as Workers

Nick Mansfield

in Soldiers as Workers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382783
eISBN:
9781781383964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382783.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

After training, most common soldiers had time on their hands and were allowed to work at a wide variety of jobs, analysed here for the first time. Many serving soldiers were officially employed as ... More


The Labor Rebellion

Colin A. Palmer

in Freedom's Children: The 1938 Labor Rebellion and the Birth of Modern Jamaica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469611693
eISBN:
9781469615301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611693.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes Alexander Bustamante's identification with the plight of Jamaica's poor, which began shortly after his return to the island from the United States in 1934. As he recalled: “I ... More


The Dislike and Opposition of the World: Opponents

George Herring

in The Oxford Movement in Practice: The Tractarian Parochial Worlds from the 1830s to the 1870s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198769330
eISBN:
9780191822391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769330.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In this chapter other myths about the Oxford Movement are subjected to evidence-based analysis. One is the supposed Tractarian hostility to the episcopate. Starting with episcopal reactions to Tract ... More


Supplying the Country House: Craftsmen and Retailers

Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery

in Consumption and the Country House

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198726265
eISBN:
9780191793219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726265.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The country house was a nexus of flows, of goods, people, and ideas. Its material culture was the product not just of the owner and their family, but also the many hands which shaped its fabric, ... More


Geographies of Consumption: Hierarchies, Localities, and Shopping

Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery

in Consumption and the Country House

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198726265
eISBN:
9780191793219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726265.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the ways in which metropolitan, regional, and local retailers and tradesmen were drawn upon to supply the country house. It begins by outlining the geographies of supply and ... More


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