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Rural Englands: Labouring Lives in the Nineteenth-Century
     

Rural Englands: Labouring Lives in the Nineteenth-Century

by Barry Reay
 

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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

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333669198
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Barry Reay is Professor of History at the University of Auckland.

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