Liverpool was unique among English towns in the rate of its commercial development from the late seventeenth century. Liverpool, 1660-1750 provides the first significant detailed published study of the social and political structure of the town during this crucial period. The authors utilize a number of methodological approaches to early modern Liverpool, using parish registers, probate material and town government records to consider the characteristics of marriage, birth and death in a fast-growing and mobile population; the occupational structure, family lives and connections of workers in the town; and the political structures and struggles of the period. It is hoped that this book will provide a stimulus to further investigation of Liverpool's early and precocious eighteenth-century growth.
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 239 x 163 x 19 mm
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