Regions and Industries: A Perspective on the Industrial by Pat Hudson (editor)

By Pat Hudson (editor)

It's the competition of this publication that industrialization in Britain (and in different places) happened firstly inside areas instead of within the kingdom as a complete and that makes an attempt to appreciate the 'first commercial revolution' as a essentially vital monetary, social and political method are most sensible undertaken with the nearby viewpoint at centre degree. In areas and Industries a group of uncommon historians give a contribution a chain of interconnected essays illustrative of the richness and diversity of primary swap at neighborhood point. each one essay is concentrated round a suite of essentially articulated subject matters, about the family members among agriculture, inhabitants, assets, communications and cultures, and the altering nationwide and overseas context during which local economies functioned. the amount presents a finished research of the present theoretical and empirical literature, and emphasizes back the necessity to overview mixture reports of 'national' variables within the mild of contrasting nearby reviews.

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De L. Mann, The Cotton Trade and Industrial Lancashire 1600-1780 (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1 9 3 1 ; reprinted 1965), Ch. 3 . P. Clark and P. Slack, English Towns in Transition lsoo-xjoo (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976); P. Corfield, The Impact of English Toums, 1700-2800 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1982). D. Gregory, Regional Transformation and Industrial Revolution: A Geography of the Yorkshire Woollen Industry (London, Macmillan, 1982), p. 292. 3-2 PAT HUDSON nineteenth century) partly because of longstanding regional rivalries but mainly because of differences in expectations and experiences which arose from fundamental differences in the regional constitution of class relations.

I have drawn strongly on this article in the following section on regional social identity. A. Everitt, 'Country, county and t o w n : patterns of regional evolution in England', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 2 9 (1979), pp. 7 9 - 1 0 8 , quoted b y Langton, ' T h e industrial revolution', p. 149. The regional perspective 19 behaviour and increasingly polarised societies of yeomen and their labourers dominated by squirearchy and established church. 46 With growing industrialism from the late eighteenth century clear regional characteristics of this type were overlain with the influence of increased commerce and manufacturing and regional identifications grew.

45 The more general division between fielden and wood-pasture regions has long been stressed. , p . xxx. Langton, ' T h e industrial revolution'. I have drawn strongly on this article in the following section on regional social identity. A. Everitt, 'Country, county and t o w n : patterns of regional evolution in England', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 2 9 (1979), pp. 7 9 - 1 0 8 , quoted b y Langton, ' T h e industrial revolution', p. 149. The regional perspective 19 behaviour and increasingly polarised societies of yeomen and their labourers dominated by squirearchy and established church.

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