New releases from University of Hertfordshire Press
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Author: Sarah Holland
This book investigates what a case study of a northern market town and its rural hinterland can tell us about village differentiation, exploring how and why rural communities developed in what was chiefly an industrial region and, notably, how the relationship between town and country influenced rural communities.
Author: Fabian Hiscock
Fabian Hiscock considers the dramatic technological and economic changes of the last decade of the eighteenth century as it played out in western Hertfordshire, focusing in particular on just one of the many innovations of the time: the Grand Junction Canal, created to connect the Midlands with London.
Author: Chris Upton
This book is the first attempt to write a history of the workhouse and the ancillary welfare provision for Birmingham, frequently referred to as the ‘Old Poor Law’.