Social History

Books to explore

  • Saving the People's Forest

    Author: Mark Gorman

    Format: Paperback

    Open spaces, enclosure and popular protest in mid-Victorian London

    Price:
    £16.99 £13.59 (free p&p)

  • The Industrious Child Worker

    Author: Mary Nejedly

    Format: Paperback

    Child Labour and Childhood in Birmingham and the West Midlands, 1750–1900

    Price:
    £16.99 £13.59 (free p&p)

  • A Caring County?

    Editor: Steven King , Gillian Gear

    Format: Paperback

    This comparative study gathers together new research by local historians into aspects of welfare in Hertfordshire spanning four centuries.

    Price:
    £16.99 £12.74 (free p&p)

  • A Pleasing Prospect

    Author: Shani D'Cruze

    Format: Paperback

    Social change and urban culture in eighteenth-century Colchester.

    Price:
    £18.99 £15.19 (free p&p)

  • A Prospering Society

    Author: John Hare

    Format: Hardback

    Wiltshire in the later Middle Ages

  • Children of the Labouring Poor

    Author: Eileen Wallace

    Format: Paperback

    This book focuses on the lives of working children in nineteenth-century Hertfordshire employed in agriculture, straw-plaiting, silk-throwing, paper and brickmaking and as chimney sweeps.

    Price:
    £14.99 £11.24 (free p&p)

  • Communities in Contrast

    Author: Sarah Holland

    Format: Paperback

    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.

    Price:
    £18.99 £15.19 (free p&p)

  • Letchworth Settlement, 1920–2020

    Author: Kate Thompson

    Format: Paperback

    A century of creative learning

    Price:
    £9.99 (free postage)

  • Poor Relief and Community in Hadleigh, Suffolk, 1547-1600

    Author: Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

    Format: Paperback

    At the cutting edge of 'the new social and demographic history', this book provides a detailed picture of the most comprehensive system of poor relief operated by any Elizabethan town.

    Price:
    £18.99 £15.19 (free p&p)

  • Prostitution in Victorian Colchester

    Author: Jane Pearson , Maria Rayner

    Format: Paperback

    Bringing to bear considerations of class and gender, health and welfare, religion and moral reform, this is a wide-ranging and original study. As well as providing a vivid portrait of nineteenth-century Colchester, it will appeal to all those interested in the history of women's work, policing and society more widely.

    Price:
    £18.99 £13.29 (free p&p)

  • Shaping the Past

    Editor: Evelyn Lord , Nicholas R. Amor

    Format: Paperback

    The essays in this Festschrift are offered as a token of esteem and affection by colleagues, friends and students of David Dymond. They consist of new research on aspects of local history from the medieval period to the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Eastern England.

    Price:
    £18.99 £15.19 (free p&p)

  • St Albans

    Editor: Jonathan Mein , Anne Wares , Sue Mann

    Format: Paperback

    This study examines the reality of life on the Home Front in St Albans during the First World War.

    Price:
    £18.99 £14.24 (free p&p)

  • The Birmingham Parish Workhouse, 1730–1840

    Author: Chris Upton

    Format: Paperback

    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’.

    Price:
    £16.99 £13.59 (free p&p)

  • The County Community in Seventeenth-century England and Wales

    Editor: Jacqueline Eales , Andrew Hopper

    Format: Paperback

    This volume honours the memory of Professor Alan Everitt who, in a series of publications during the 1960s and 1970s, advanced the fruitful notion of the ‘county community’ during the seventeenth century.

    Price:
    £14.99 £11.99 (free p&p)

  • The Peaceful Path

    Author: Stephen V. Ward

    Format: Paperback

    Stephen Ward reassesses the legacy of Ebenezer Howard.

    Price:
    £16.99 £12.74 (free p&p)