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Eighteenth-century : English Society (97 Edition)by Douglas Hay
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The period from 1688-1820 was marked throughout with riots and rebellions, seditions and strikes, as the lower classes rebelled against the state bias towards the interests of higher social groups. Drawing on recent work on demography, labor, and law, this readable history of the period focuses on the experience of the eighty percent of the population who made up England's "lower orders." Hay and Rogers provide fresh insights into food shortages, changes in poor relief, use of the criminal law, and the shifts in social power caused by industrialization that would bring about the birth of working-class radicalism.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -245) and index.
About the Author
Douglas Hay and Nicholas Rogers are both Professors of History at York University, Ontario.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Landscapes 2. Hierarchy 3. The Politics of Love and Marriage 4. Political Order 5. Harvests and Dearth 6. Custom 7. The Disruption of Custom, the Triumph of Law 8. New Populations 9. The Power of the People 10. War and Peace 11. Popular Beliefs and Popular Politics 12. Class and Power in Hanoverian England Further Reading Index
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