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Different Times: A View (Paperback)
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Different Times: A View (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 05/01/2006
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This book presents an account of life in an industrial district of Manchester. Although in that particular setting, it could easily represent similar areas of that period. The subjects emerging within its narratives are: Attitudes, Values and Beliefs Those prevailing at that time are portrayed within their localities. Communities A Typical community and how it was shaped is extensively described. The Housing and Streets A detailed description of a typical house and street is presented. Crime This concerns the attitudes prevailing at that time and the "community policing" employed. Street-life The street communities are presented through their day-to-day interactions. Entertainment Involving the diversions provided by tradesmen and the people living in the streets. Music The impact of "strong jazz" and "sweet swing" in the 1920-1930 period. Shopping A vivid description is given of shops and their owners in the districts involved. Play and Schooling How children played and learned is described "in action". Technical Innovations The emergence of "the wireless", "talking pictures" and "air travel", etc. Ailments The nature of the "ills and chills" of that time and their "home remedies". Employment and War The affects of the "Means Test" and how people found work in that period. Also, how some people were affected by the First World War.

Publisher: New Generation Publishing
ISBN: 9780755202102
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 559 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
Edition: UK ed.

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