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Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900

Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900

5th Edition

By Clive Emsley
January 18, 2018

Ranging from the middle of the eighteenth through to the end of the nineteenth century, Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900 explores the developments in policing, the courts and the penal system as England became increasingly industrialised and urbanised. Through a consideration of the ...

Sex, Politics and Society The Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800

Sex, Politics and Society: The Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800

4th Edition

By Jeffrey Weeks
August 14, 2017

A pioneering study which has become an established classic in its field, Sex, Politics and Society provides a lucid and comprehensive analysis of the transformations of British sexual life from 1800 to the present. These changes are firmly located in the wider context of British social, political ...

Gender in English Society 1650-1850 The Emergence of Separate Spheres?

Gender in English Society 1650-1850: The Emergence of Separate Spheres?

1st Edition

By Robert B. Shoemaker
March 06, 1998

A lively social history of the roles of men and women - from workplace to household, from parish church to alehouse, from market square to marriage bed. Robert Shoemaker investigates such varied topics as crime, leisure, the theatre, religious observance, notions of morality and even changing ...

Women's Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies

Women's Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies

1st Edition

By Rosemary O'Day
November 01, 2007

Women in early modern Britain and colonial America were not the weak husband- and father-dominated characters of popular myth. Quite the reverse, strong women were the norm.  They exercised considerable influence as important agents in the social, economic, religious and cultural life of their...

The Press and Society From Caxton to Northcliffe

The Press and Society: From Caxton to Northcliffe

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Alan Cranfield
June 05, 1978

First published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Popular Disturbances in England 1700-1832

Popular Disturbances in England 1700-1832

2nd Edition

By John Stevenson
October 19, 1992

John Stevenson has revised and expanded his standard but long-unobtainable work on Popular Protest and Public Order 1700-1870 in two self-sufficient volumes. The first (1700-1832) appeared in 1992; this is its keenly-awaited sequel. The greater part of it is entirely new, and brings the analysis of...

Newspapers and English Society 1695-1855

Newspapers and English Society 1695-1855

1st Edition

By Hannah Barker
October 18, 1999

This lively new study covers the dramatic expansion of the press from the seventeenth century to the mid nineteenth century. Hannah Barker explores the factors behind the rise of newspapers to a major force helping to reflect and shape public opinion and altering the way in which politics operated ...

Popular Cultures in England 1550-1750

Popular Cultures in England 1550-1750

1st Edition

By Barry Reay
July 29, 1998

Explores the important aspects of popular cultures during the period 1550 to 1750. Barry Reay investigates the dominant beliefs and attitudes across all levels of society as well as looking at different age, gender and religious groups....

The English Town, 1680-1840 Government, Society and Culture

The English Town, 1680-1840: Government, Society and Culture

1st Edition

By Rosemary Sweet
May 21, 1999

An impressively thorough exploration of the changing functions, character and experience of English towns in a key age of transition which includes smaller communities as well as the larger industrialising towns. Among the issues examined are demography, social stratification, manners, religion, ...

The English Family 1450 - 1700

The English Family 1450 - 1700

1st Edition

By Ralph A. Houlebrooke
September 10, 1984

The history of the family has become the source of lively controversy and Ralph Houlbrooke's study has made a major contribution to the debate. Thorough investigations reveal the attitudes and aspirations of all levels of society set within economic, political and religious contexts and ...

Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750

Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750

2nd Edition

By James A Sharpe
November 04, 1998

Still the only general survey of the topic available, this widely-used exploration of the incidence, causes and control of crime in Early Modern England throws a vivid light on the times. It uses court archives to capture vividly the everyday lives of people who would otherwise have left little ...

Labouring Classes in Early Industrial England, 1750-1850, The

Labouring Classes in Early Industrial England, 1750-1850, The

1st Edition

By John Rule
July 07, 1986

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of current research on the social conditions, experiences and reactions of working people during the period 1750 - 1850....

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