First published to wide critical acclaim in 1987, Family Fortunes has become a seminal text in class and gender history, and its influence in the field continues to be extensive today.
Divided into three parts, the book covers religion and ideology, economic structure and opportunity, and gender in action across two main case studies: the rural counties of Suffolk and Essex and the industrial town of Birmingham. This third edition contains a new introductory section by Catherine Hall, reflecting on major developments in historical thinking over the last fifteen years and discussing the evolution of key themes such as family, women in the economy, domestic service and women in politics and the public sphere.
Providing critical insight into the perception of middle-class society and gender relations between 1780 and 1850, this volume is essential reading for students of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British social history.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 624
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Edition: 3rd New edition
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