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After 1851The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

‘The 10th of June, 1854, promises to be a day scarcely less memorable in the social history of the present age than was the 1st of May, 1851’ boasted the Chronicleon 10 June 1854, comparing the ... More

Being BoysYouth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-war Years

Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-war Years

Melanie Tebbut

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719066139
eISBN:
9781781704097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066139.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This original and fresh approach to the emotions of adolescence focuses on the leisure lives of working-class boys and young men in the inter-war years. Being Boys challenges many stereotypes about ... More

Church, State and Social Science in IrelandKnowledge Institutions and the Rebalancing of Power, 1937-73

Church, State and Social Science in Ireland: Knowledge Institutions and the Rebalancing of Power, 1937-73

Peter Murray and Maria Feeny

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526100788
eISBN:
9781526120823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100788.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

From British rule the independent Irish state inherited an effectively denominational system of university education and a complementary set of science and arts institutions. Under independent rule ... More

"Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45"The utility dream palace

"Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45": The utility dream palace

Richard Farmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091889
eISBN:
9781526109644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091889.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The utility dream palace is a cultural history of cinemagoing and the cinema exhibition industry in Britain during the Second World War, a period of massive audiences in which vast swathes of the ... More

Cricket and community in England1800 to the present day

Cricket and community in England: 1800 to the present day

Peter Davies and Robert Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719082795
eISBN:
9781781705964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The structure of book is chronological but also thematic. Our analysis begins in Chapter 1, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with an inquiry into the nature of early sport and early ... More

Dancing in the English StyleConsumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Allison Abra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Dancing in the English style explores the development, experience, and cultural representation of popular dance in Britain from the end of the First World War to the early 1950s. It describes the ... More

Defending the realmThe politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Defending the realm: The politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Aaron Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719084416
eISBN:
9781781704738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084416.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Britain is often revered for its extensive experience of waging ‘small wars’. Its long imperial history is littered with high profile counter-insurgency campaigns, thus marking it out as the world's ... More

The English diaspora in North AmericaMigration, ethnicity and association, 1730s-1950s

The English diaspora in North America: Migration, ethnicity and association, 1730s-1950s

Tanja Bueltmann and Donald M. MacRaild

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526103710
eISBN:
9781526120755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103710.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

From the early eighteenth century, a vibrant English associational culture emerged that was, by many measures, ethnic in character. English ethnic organisations spread across North America from east ... More

The Feminine Public SphereMiddle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Megan Smitley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Middle-class women made use the informal power structures of Victorian and Edwardian associationalism in order to participate actively as citizens. This investigation of women's role in civic life ... More

Gender and Housing in Soviet RussiaPrivate Life in a Public Space

Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Lynne Attwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081453
eISBN:
9781781701768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

An acute housing shortage was one of the defining features of Soviet life. This book explores the housing problem throughout the 70 years of Soviet history, looking at changing political ideology on ... More

Gender, Rhetoric and RegulationWomen's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: Women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Helen Glew is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Westminster

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719090271
eISBN:
9781526104458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Collectively, the Civil Service and the London County Council (LCC) employed tens of thousands of women in Britain in the early twentieth century. As public employers, these institutions remained ... More

The Hippie TrailA History

The Hippie Trail: A History

Sharif Gemie and Brian Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526114624
eISBN:
9781526132437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114624.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This is the first history of the hippy trail. Based on interviews and self-published works, it records the joys and pains of budget travel out to Kathmandu, India, Afghanistan and other ‘points east’ ... More

Housewives and citizensDomesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Caitriona Beaumont

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores the contribution that five conservative, voluntary and popular women's organisations made to women's lives and to the campaign for women's rights throughout the period 1928 to ... More

The Hurt(ful) BodyPerforming and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis van der Haven, and Karel Vanhaesebrouck (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book offers a cross-disciplinary approach to pain and suffering in the early modern period, based on research in the fields of literary studies, art history, theatre studies, cultural history ... More

Intellectual disabilityA conceptual history, 1200-1900

Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This collection explores how concepts of intellectual or learning disability evolved from a range of influences, gradually developing from earlier and decidedly distinct concepts, including ‘idiocy’ ... More

InterventionsRethinking the Nineteenth Century

Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century

Andrew Smith and Anna Barton (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995102
eISBN:
9781526128287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995102.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores a number of new critical contexts in which nineteenth century literature can be discussed. The volume also explores the idea of the Victorian ‘Afterlife’ and examines neo-Victorian ... More

Jews and Other ForeignersManchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Bill Williams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085499
eISBN:
9781781703311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Between 1933 and 1940, Manchester received between seven and eight thousand refugees from Fascist Europe. They included Jewish academics expelled from universities in Germany, Austria, Spain and ... More

A Lark for the Sake of Their CountryThe 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Rachelle Saltzman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

A lark for the sake of their country tells the tale of the upper and middle-class ‘volunteers’ in Great Britain's 1926 General Strike. With behaviour derived from their play traditions – the larks, ... More

Leisure Cultures In Urban Europe, C.1700-1870A transnational perspective

Leisure Cultures In Urban Europe, C.1700-1870: A transnational perspective

Peter Borsay and Jan Hein Furnée (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089695
eISBN:
9781526104304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089695.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This collection of essays examines the history of urban leisure cultures in Europe in the transition from the early modern to the modern period. The volume brings together research on a wide variety ... More

Living In SinCohabiting As Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-century England

Living In Sin: Cohabiting As Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-century England

Ginger S. Frost

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077364
eISBN:
9781781700723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077364.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This is a book-length study of cohabitation in nineteenth-century England, based on research into the lives of hundreds of couples. ‘Common-law’ marriages did not have any legal basis, so the ... More

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