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Rural-Urban Relationships in the Nineteenth Century
Uneasy neighbours?

ISBN 9780367876036
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
228 Pages

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Book Description

The essays in this collection seek to challenge accepted scholarship on the rural-urban divide. Using case studies from the UK, Europe and America, contributors examine complex rural-urban relationships of conflict and cooperation. The volume will be of interest to those researching society and politics, criminology, literature and demographics.

Table of Contents

Introduction Mary Hammond and Barry Sloan

Sites of Rural-Urban Encounter

1. Lincoln’s April Fair: Renegotiating Rural and Urban Relations in a small city, c. 1820-1910

Andrew Walker

2. Policing Brough Hill Fair, 1856-1910: Protecting Westmorland from Urban Criminals

Guy Woolnough

3. Urban Unitarians vs. Rural Trinitarians: Town Liberals in a Planter Culture

John A. Macaulay

The Changing World of Work

4. Country Butchers and the City in the Exe Valley, 1840-1900

Julia Neville

5. Doncaster and its Environs: Town and Countryside – a Reciprocal Relationship?

Sarah Holland

6. ‘Following the Tools’: Migration Networks among the Stone Workers of Purbeck in the Nineteenth Century

Andrew Hinde and Michael Edgar

The Impact of Modernity on Rural Life

7. ‘Life in our Villages is practically no Life at all’: Sketching the Rural-Urban Shift in Nineteenth-Century Depictions of Wales

Michelle Deininger

8. The Early Popular Press and its Common Readers in Fin-de-Siècle Prague

Jakub Machek

9. Reorienting the Piney Woods: Rural and Urban Change in South Mississippi, 1830-1910

Reagan Grimsley

Social Mobility and Anxiety

10. The Urbanization of James Carter: Autobiography, Migration and the Rural-Urban Divide in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Christopher Ferguson

11. Pip at the Fingerpost: Nineteenth-Century Urban-Rural Relations and the Reception of Dickens’s Great Expectations, 1860-1885

Mary Hammond

12. Country Bumpkin or Backbone of the Nation?: the Urbanization of the Agricultural Labourer and the ‘Unmanning’ of the English in the later Nineteenth Century

Barry Sloan

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Mary Hammond is Associate Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture at the University of Southampton, UK, and founding Director of the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research.

Barry Sloan is Professor of English at the University of Southampton and a member of the Southampton Centre of Nineteenth-Century Research.