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The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Trevor Griffiths

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247387
eISBN:
9780191714429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the experiences and values which shaped working-class life in Britain in the half-century from 1880. It takes as its focus a region, Lancashire, which was central to the social and ... More


Introduction

Trevor Griffiths

in The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247387
eISBN:
9780191714429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the forces which helped shape working class identities in Britain during the years 1880-1930. Reflecting the analytical weight given to developments at the point of production, the ... More


The Work Experience

Trevor Griffiths

in The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247387
eISBN:
9780191714429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Both the coal and the cotton industries in Britain were subject to important technological innovations during the years 1880-1930. The implications such innovations had for work practices reflect ... More


Keeping it in the Family? The Search for Work in Coal and Cotton Lancashire

Trevor Griffiths

in The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247387
eISBN:
9780191714429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the process of recruitment, the factors determining the timing, and the direction of the individual’s entry to work in Britain during the years 1880-1930, focusing on the coal ... More


Changing the Culture of Work: Business Leadership and Industrial Welfare in the Coal and Cotton Trades

Trevor Griffiths

in The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247387
eISBN:
9780191714429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The half-century from 1880 witnessed significant changes in the structure and practice of industrial leadership across Lancashire, as private, proprietorial capital gave way to the adoption of ... More


The Values of Saving: Patterns of Thrift in Coal and Cotton Lancashire

Trevor Griffiths

in The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247387
eISBN:
9780191714429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the material and cultural influences which shaped working-class life in Britain during the period 1880-1930 by looking at the institutional arrangements by which families ... More


A Bond of Necessity? The Working-Class Family, 1880–1930

Trevor Griffiths

in The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247387
eISBN:
9780191714429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The working-class family was a subject of recurrent concern through the 19th century. Seen by contemporaries as one of the essential building blocks of a morally healthy society, it had been subject ... More


Converting the Faithful: Electoral Politics in Coal and Cotton Lancashire

Trevor Griffiths

in The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247387
eISBN:
9780191714429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The social changes that occurred in Britain in the half-century from 1880 appeared to be registered most graphically through elections. A political system formerly structured around the vertical ties ... More


Conclusion

Trevor Griffiths

in The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247387
eISBN:
9780191714429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book has examined the nature and dynamics of working-class identity in Britain in the half-century from 1880, focusing on the coal and cotton industries in Lancashire. It may thus be seen to ... More


High culture and tall chimneys: Art institutions and urban society in Lancashire, 1780-1914

James Moore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784991470
eISBN:
9781526138750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991470.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

During the nineteenth century industrial Lancashire became a leading national and international art centre. In 1857 Manchester hosted the international Art Treasures Exhibition at Old Trafford, ... More


The Local Context

H. R. French

in The Middle Sort of People in Provincial England, 1600-1750

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296385
eISBN:
9780191712029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296385.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the three English regions on which the study is based: the Essex-Suffolk border, mid-Lancashire, and western Dorset. It compares social and economic foundations of ‘middling’ ... More


Loyalism and Radicalism in Lancashire, 1798-1815

Katrina Navickas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559671
eISBN:
9780191721120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559671.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book offers insights into the complicated dynamics between radicalism, loyalism, and patriotism during the later part of the French Revolution and during the Napoleonic wars. It provides an ... More


The Duchy of Lancaster and the Lancastrian Kings

HELEN CASTOR

in The King, the Crown, and the Duchy of Lancaster: Public Authority and Private Power, 1399-1461

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206224
eISBN:
9780191677038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206224.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The Lancastrian connection was the greatest magnate affinity in late fourteenth-century England. It was exceptional in the extent of its territorial basis, in the size of its indentured retinue, and ... More


Introduction: the Lancashire witches in historical context

James Sharpe

in The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter provides an introduction to the Lancashire witches in the context of history, giving an outline of what happened in 1612 and 1633–34. Lancashire was a county where witchcraft was ... More


The ‘Lancashire novelist’ and the Lancashire witches

Jeffrey Richards

in The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter highlights the movement from contemporary stories about the Lancashire witches to those of later generations, in the form of W. Harrison Ainsworth's phenomenally popular novel of 1849, ... More


The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Robert Poole

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is a major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial, which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hanged in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. In it, 11 ... More


Potts, plots and politics: James I's Daemonologie and The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches

Stephen Pumfrey

in The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter re-examines the events of 1612, combining a close reading of Thomas Potts's 1613 book, “The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster,” with evidence from other areas ... More


Beyond Pendle: the ‘lost’ Lancashire witches

Kirsteen Macpherson Bardell

in The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In “The Wonderfull Discoverie,” Thomas Potts explains that the accused were involved in a dark conspiracy, and had all at some time made pacts with the Devil. These were relatively new, imported ... More


Introduction

Geoff Baker

in Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-century Catholic Gentleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080241
eISBN:
9781781701799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080241.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the activities and mental world of William Blundell, a seventeenth-century Catholic gentleman in Lancashire, England. The ... More


Wicca, Paganism and history: contemporary witchcraft and the Lancashire witches

Joanne Pearson

in The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter provides a historical understanding of the recent past, looking at the way in which modern-day Witches, Wiccans, and Pagans have viewed the witch trials of the past. The idea that early ... More


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