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The Bride's Story (1): The Child Manon

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the birth, upbringing, household and family of Marie-Jeanne Phlipon, using contemporary documents. The daughter of an engraver, her background is that of Parisian shopkeepers ... More


The Tensions of Class and Region

Hester Barron

in The 1926 Miners' Lockout: Meanings of Community in the Durham Coalfield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575046
eISBN:
9780191722196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575046.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the boundaries of region and social class that defined the identity of the Durham miner in the 1920s, and how this affected the positions adopted and choices made in 1926. It ... More


Resources Human and Material

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter addresses the following questions: How did they run the King's Printing House (KPH), an institution that stood at the summit of the London printing trade in the Jacobean period? How did ... More


They Lived and Saved: Examining the Savings Motives of Shopkeepers in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain

Mary Beth Combs

in Men, Women, and Money: Perspectives on Gender, Wealth, and Investment 1850-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199593767
eISBN:
9780191728815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593767.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter examines the saving and investment decisions of nineteenth-century British shopkeepers using data on 332 census-linked probated decedents dying between 1859 and 1891. Previous research ... More


Nonagricultural Labor

René Hayden

in Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607429.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes other forms of labor besides those involving the land. The experience of those freedpeople working in nonagricultural settings differed significantly from those of laborers on ... More


Trading with Traders: The Wonders of Cantonese Shopkeepers

Maria Kar-wing Mok

in The Private Side of the Canton Trade, 1700-1840: Beyond the Companies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390939
eISBN:
9789888455171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390939.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Most of the traders in the foreign community at Canton were capable businessmen and tough negotiators with specific and precise demands, and consequently not easy to please. But even in this ... More


Measuring Begging and Alms-Giving

Ciarán McCabe

in Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941572
eISBN:
9781789629002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941572.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Attempts to measure the extent of beggary and the amount doled out in alms to mendicants was part of a desire among the ‘respectable’ middling classes to understand the ‘problem’ of mendicancy. ... More


From Shopping to Schopenhauer: Huysmans, A vau-l'eau

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joris-Karl Huysmans's 1882 novella, A vau-l'eau, tells the story of an old man named M. Folantin who witnesses the demolitions and new constructions in his neighbourhood, only to be replaced by ... More


The Emporium Strikes Back: Dutourd, Au Bon Beurre

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The economic crisis of the 1890s forced France's small shopkeepers to organise a powerful lobby in order to defend their interests. During the period, age-old tensions intensified among trade, the ... More


“In this Increasing Commercial Emporium”: Buying, Selling, and the Anglicization of Quebec

Nancy Christie

in The Formal and Informal Politics of British Rule In Post-Conquest Quebec, 1760-1837: A Northern Bastille

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198851813
eISBN:
9780191886492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851813.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

From the perspective of governing elites on both sides of the Atlantic, the expanding world of goods was seen as a civilizing and assimilative process, but using an analysis of litigation this ... More


Criminal Investigation

David Churchill

in Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City: The Police and the Public

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797845
eISBN:
9780191839160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797845.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The chapter explores the role of the public in discovering and investigating criminal offences in the Victorian city. It reveals that civilians (rather than the police) were responsible for ... More


Blackburn Goes Pop: City-Centre Redevelopment in a Provincial City

Otto Saumarez Smith

in Boom Cities: Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836407
eISBN:
9780191873676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836407.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter illustrates how modernist ideas related to local concerns and aspirations, through a representative case study of the building of a new central-area shopping centre in the Lancashire ... More


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