The Warp of Ulster's Past: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Irish Linen Industry, 1700-1920

The Warp of Ulster's Past: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Irish Linen Industry, 1700-1920

by Marilyn Cohen
     
 
For two centuries the linen industry provided the economic warp for the fabric of social life in Ulster. Until now, the central importance of the linen industry to key themes in Irish history and society has received little scholarly attention. In an unprecedented, multifaceted collection, The Warp of Ulster's Past gathers top scholars from the fields of history,

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For two centuries the linen industry provided the economic warp for the fabric of social life in Ulster. Until now, the central importance of the linen industry to key themes in Irish history and society has received little scholarly attention. In an unprecedented, multifaceted collection, The Warp of Ulster's Past gathers top scholars from the fields of history, sociology, and anthropology to put forth their perspectives on various themes and issues connected to this single industry. Exploring the relationships between the linen industry and capitalist development, economic class, social life, and religious and gender stratification, the essays combine to offer a truly comprehensive look at Irish history. A unique and engaging book of reference, The Warp of Ulster's Past moves beyond rigid disciplinary boundaries and reveals how deeply linen shaped Ulster's heritage.

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Ten contributions address various themes and issues connected to this single industry. They explore the relationships between the linen industry and capitalist development, economic class, social life, and religious and gender stratification, and reveal the extent to which linen has shaped Ulster's heritage. Arrangement is in two sections focusing on linen and the fabric of 18th century Ireland 1690-1830, and an emerging capitalist linen industry, 1825-1920. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312129071
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Edition description:
1997
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

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