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Author Dupree, Marguerite.
Title Family structure in the Staffordshire Potteries, 1840-1880 / Marguerite W. Dupree.
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

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Author Dupree, Marguerite.
Series Oxford historical monographs
Oxford historical monographs.
Subject Families -- England -- Potteries -- History -- 19th century.
Industrial revolution -- England -- Potteries -- History -- 19th century.
Ceramic industries -- England -- Potteries -- History -- 19th century.
Ceramics -- history.
Family Characteristics -- history.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 405 pages) : illustrations.
monochrome rdacc
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-383) and index.
Contents 1. The Geographical, Economic, and Social Background -- 2. Households and Families -- 3. Work and Family Patterns -- 4. Firm, Family, and Community: Wedgwoods and Etruria -- 5. Families, Employers and the Origins of the Factory Acts Extension -- 6. The Impact of the Extended Factory Acts on Families -- 7. Alternative Sources of Assistance? -- 8. Solving Problems: Families and Others -- Census-Taking in the Potteries -- Census Enumerators' Books Analysis: Procedure -- Calculating Family Standards of Living: Procedure -- Marriage Register Analysis: Materials and Method.
Summary This study breaks new ground in its analysis of how people both create and adapt to the process of industrialization. It offers a substantial scholarly case-study of the Potteries, which both complements and in some respects challenges studies of family structure in other areas during the nineteenth century. Marguerite Dupree focuses on family relationships - between husbands and wives, parents and children, individuals and their wider kin network - not in isolation, but in the context of the workplace and of other institutions within the community. She reveals the flexibility of nuclear families with regard to both work and welfare, and highlights the key role of women in shaping the responses of families to their circumstances. Her approach effectively combines demography with social history to offer many valuable insights into industrialization and its impact on family life.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191676079
OCLC # 988575787
Additional Format Print version: Dupree, Marguerite. Family structure in the Staffordshire Potteries, 1840-1880. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995 (DLC) 94029754 (OCoLC)30913285