Rosemary Sweet examines society and culture in English towns in an age of transition. Her authoritative study includes smaller communities as well as the larger industrialising towns and she describes the realities of urban life in an era of change - looking at concerns such as social class, manners, religion, entertainment, and the resilience of provincial culture in the face of the growing influence of London.The skilled artisans were the highest wage earners of the manual labourers. Printers, cutlers, cabinet makers, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, and practitioners of new crafts, such as fine cotton weavers, iron puddlers and engineers, were allanbsp;...
|Title||:||The English Town, 1680-1840|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2014-06-17|