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The Lancashire Working Classes c.1880-1930

Trevor Griffiths


This book examines the experiences and values which shaped working-class life in Britain in the half-century from 1880. It takes as its focus a region, Lancashire, which was central to the social and political changes of the period. The discussion centres on two towns, Bolton and Wigan, which were geographically close but differed significantly in their industrial fortunes and their electoral development. The formation of class identity is traced through developments in the world of work, from the impact of technological and managerial innovations to the elaboration of collective bargaining pr ... More

Keywords: working class, Lancashire, class identity, technological innovations, collective bargaining, family life, electoral politics, trade unions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199247387
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247387.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trevor Griffiths, author
Lecturer in Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh
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