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November 2003 Volume 6 Number 2 View abstracts for this edition

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Within the shelter of the old elm tree: odd fellowship and community in north Oxfordshire, 1871 - 2002. 
Malcolm Bee

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Community and the establishment of social order on the Canadian frontier in the 1840s and 1850s: an English immigrants account. Michael R Redclift

bulletFocus on Infant Mortality
bulletInfant mortality: some family and community approaches. Michael Drake
bullet"Who you are or where you are?": determinants of infant mortality in Fulham 1876 - 1888. Susan M Smith
bulletFaith street, South Kirkby - "that troublesome place": infant mortality in a Yorkshire coal mining community, 1894 - 1911. Linda M Davies
bulletNeonatal mortality in Northamptonshire: Higham Ferrers 1880 - 1890. Tricia James
bulletFamily migration and infant mortality in rural Kent, 1876 - 1888. Ann Clark
bulletReviews
bulletP Sharpe, Population and society in an east Devon parish: reproducing Colyton 1540 - 1840, and J Robin, The way we lived then (Brian Roberts)
bulletJ Burchardt, The allotment movement in England, 1793 - 1973 (Jacqueline Cooper)
bulletH Doe, Jane Slade of Polruan: the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier's first novel (David J Starkey)
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May 2003 Volume 6 Number 1 ISSN 1463-1180  View abstracts for this edition

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The Arithmeticke Project: a collaborative research study of the diffusion of Hindu-Arabic numerals. 
Peter Wardley and Pauline White

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The New Lanark Highlanders: migration, community and language 1785-c 1850 
Margaret Nicolson and Ian Donnachie

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Focus on Experiencing War
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"Forget? no, I never ...": Polish reflections on the impact of the Second World War on self, family and community. Michelle Winslow

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The abduction of Marcel Guillo: the composure of community identity within wartime Breton narratives. Treve Crago

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"There are times when we would all prefer the factory life": letters from the trenches to the Shippam works in Chichester during the First World War. Keith Grieves.

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L Davidoff, M Doolittle, J Fink and K Holden, The family story: blood, contract and intimacy 1830 - 1960 (Ann Burke)

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N Goose, Population, economy and family structure in Hertfordshire in 1851, Volume 2: St Albans and its region (Nesta Evans)

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E Jones (eds). The Welsh in London 1500 - 2000 (Chris Williams)

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P.O'Leary, Immigration and integration: the Irish in Wales 1798 - 1922 (Brenda Collins)

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November 2002 Volume 5 Number 2 ISSN 1463-1180

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Cambridgeshire emigrants to Australia,1842-74: a family and community perspective Dennis Hitch.
There was large scale emigration from the agricultural areas of England in the mid 19th century. The evidence from the village of Fowlmere in Cambridgeshire suggests two important local dimensions in this process: changes in the community and the role of the family. This article takes up some family & community dimensions of the large scale emigration, who were the emigrants, what pushed and pulled them in their extensive movement to Australia?

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Can we trust the census reports? Lessons from a study of domestic servants in Tenbury, Worcestershire, 1851 & 1861.W.D. Adair.
This article compares those designated as domestic servants enumerator's books with the figures in the corresponding census reports and considers the role of the census office clerks in arriving at their published figures. The findings are compared with those of Higgs (1986) and Anderson (1998) and suggestions are made for reconciling apparent differences.

Focus on Local Politics (Focus Editor Chris Williams)

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One damn election after another: politics and the local dimension. Chris Williams.
This article considers some of the methodological issues involved in writing a study of local political history. It concludes that family & community historians have an important role to play in carrying forward the study of politics in the localities.

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The 1868 general election in Monmouthshire Mark Elson.
The 1868 general election is usually seen as a turning point in the political history of Wales when the Liberal Party was highly successful. Yet in the county seat of Monmouthshire, Tories retained their seats despite this determined liberal challenge. This article examines the impact of the local Conservative organisation upon a local community.

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The general strike of 1926 in Berwick upon Tweed Moira Kay 
In 1926 Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland control of this smallish market town was administered by Conservative an d Liberal interests. This local study reveals the strength of trade union resistance to potential wage cuts and the impact of "class solidarity" even in difficult situations.

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T. Arkell, N. Evans & N. Goose (Eds), When death do us part: understanding and interpreting the probate records of early modern England (James Turtle)

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P. Clark, British clubs & societies, 1850-1800: the origins of an associational world. (Simon Fowler)

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D. Sheridan, B. Street & D. Bloome, Writing ourselves: mass observation and literacy practices Adrian Walker)

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P Wardley (Ed), The Bristol historical resource (Maxine Rhodes)

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M. Woolard, The classification of occupations in the 1881 census of England & Wales (Dennis Mills)

 

May 2002 Volume 5 Number 1

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A middle-class community? Social structure in Victoria Roundhay, Leeds 1851-1891 Anne Wilkinson

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Shopping, saving and spending in wartime: the experiences of a Welsh mining valley. Brian Roberts

Focus on Religion (Focus Editor Bernard Deacon)

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Religion & Community: frameworks and issues Bernard Deacon

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A fine field for usefulness: Primitive Methodism in the Saffron Walden circuit, 1839 - 1900 Jacqueline Cooper

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Divided Communities? Religious identities in Carfin and Newarthill, Lanarkshire 1922-1939 Nicholas McLaughlin

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November 2001 Volume 4 Number 2

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Problems with strategy in micro-social history: families and narratives, sources and methods. Andrew Blaikie

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A disciplined environment: penal reform in the East Riding House of Correction. Alyson Brown

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Pro bono publico: the Chipping Norton Co-operative Society, 1866-1968. Malcolm Bee

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Governing the community: the rise of popular radicalism in Oldham, Lancashire, 1790-1837. Sarah Price

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From local history toward total history: recreating local communities in the 19th century. Peter Tilley and Christopher French.

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May 2001 Volume 4 Number 1

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Feasting in a South Yorkshire colliery district: resistance & accommodation to customary change in Wombwell & Darfield, c1860-1900 Andrew Walker

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Welfare to work schemes and a crusade against outdoor relief in Brixworth Union, Northamptonshire, in the 1880s Elizabeth Hurren

Focus on Family Firms (Focus Editor Robin Mackie)

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Best for the family: researching families and business Robin Mackie

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A respectable family enterprise: family business and community in 19th century Portsmouth Ann Day

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Politics, property and family resources, the business strategies adopted by small shipbuilders in Fowry and Polruan, Cornwall in the 19th century Helen Doe

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November 2000, Volume 3 Number 2 ISBN 1463-1180

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Residential continuity and problems of measurement in Aldington, Kent in 1801-1851, Paul Newton Taylor.
Michael Anderson, in his study of families in the past, refers to what he sees as the myth of the "stable community in which most of the population grew up and grew old together". The hypothesis of this paper is that there was a core of older inhabitants in the Kent rural village of Aldington in the middle of the 19th century who had lived all or most of their lives there.

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The shiners: framework-knitting household in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, 1840-1890. Pamela Sharpe.
Following research by a number of scholars, this article explores the structure of the proto-industrial household as a work unit. The data is used to test the theory of the "adaptive family economy" formulated by Richard Wall.

Focus on Childhood (Focus Editor Maxine Rhodes)

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Approaching the history of childhood: frameworks for local research. Maxine Rhodes.
The history of childhood offers enormous potential for local research to explore the range of experiences and environments in which the child operated and engaged with the adult world as well as the consequences of this for notions of childhood.

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Children of the streets: rescue, reform and the family in Leeds, 1850-1914, Louise A. Jackson.
Attempts to rescue and reform destitute, orphaned and street children, the waifs and strays of the new urban environment, led to a proliferation of children's' homes and welfare organisations in the second half of the 19th century. Local studies enable us to build up a detailed profile of the individuals involved from a grass roots level.

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History, migration and childhood: Basque refugee children in 1930s Britain Kevin Myers 
The arrival in May 1937 of 4000 Basque refugee children in Britain serves as an important reminder that the history of childhood consists of diverse identities and experiences.

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J. Foster, Docklands: cultures in conflict, worlds in collision (Adrian Jarvis)

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J Gardiner, Where they lived: studies in local, regional and social history. (Caroline Daley)

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A. Kidd and D Nicholls (eds), The making of the British middle class (Brian Roberts)

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B Reay, Microhistories: demography, society and culture in rural England, 1800-1930 (Bernard Deacon)

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May 2000, Volume 3 Number 1 ISSN 1463-1180

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Getting off at Loftus: sex and the working-class woman, 1920-1960 Margaret Williamson

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Diversity within the Friendly Society movement 1834-1911: the value to community studies. Audrey Fisk

Focus on Migration (Focus Editor W.T.R.Pryce)

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Cotton factory or workhouse: Poor Law assisted migration from Buckinghamshire to northern England, 1835-1837, Vanessa Worship.

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A Quaker perspective on migration: Ampthill and Hitchin Prepararative Meetings, 1811-1840, Barry Dackombe.

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A migration typology and some topics for the research agenda W.T.R.Pryce

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H. Millgate (ed), Mr. Brown's war: a diary of the second world war (Joanna Bornat)

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S.Okokon, Black Londoners 1880-1990 (Hakim Adi)

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C. Pooley & J. Turnbull, Migration and mobility in Britain since the 18th century (Graham Smith)

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T. Williamson, Polite landscapes: gardens and society in 18th century England. (Jacqueline Cooper)

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November 1999, Volume 2 Number 2, published by Maney Publishing ISSN 1463-1180

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Unfair & unprotected: community responses to sudden deaths of children in Staffordshire in 1851 and 1860 Pamela A Sambro

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Ben Tillet, Bradford and the independent Labour movement Carole H Bartlett  

FOCUS ON DOMESTIC SERVICE (Focus Editor Michael Drake)

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Aspects of domestic service in Great Britain and Ireland, 1841-1911, Michael Drake

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Servants in Society: Victorian servants in affluent Edinburgh, Antony S Reid

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In service or one of the family? Kin-servants in Swavesy 1851-81, Ryde 1881, and Stourbridge 1881, Rosemary Hancock.

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P. Christie and D Gahan, Barnstaple's vanished lace industry (Robin Mackie)

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A.M. Deveson, Overton and its national school (Kevin Myers)

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R.Gillespie, Maynooth studies in local history series (Ian Donnachie)

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J.Hill Nelson: politics, economy, community (Brian Roberts)

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A.Laird. Hyndland: Edwardian Glasgow tenement suburb (Jean Turnbull)

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C.Morash and R. Hayes (eds.), Fearful realities: new perspectives on the famine (Ian Donnachie)

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P. Riden, Local History. A handbook for beginners (John Golby)

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May 1999, Volume 2 Number 1, published by Maney Publishing ISSN 1463-1180

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Industrialisation in Britain: the challenge of micro-history, Pat Hudson

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Keep the home fires burning: peace Day in Luton, 1919, Neil Gordon Orr

FOCUS ON FINANCING FAMILIES (Editor Dan Weinbren)

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Trades, crafts and credit in a Victorian village: a trading family in Milford, Surrey, 1851-1881, Ron Mackleworth

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A kind of life insurance: the coal miners of north east England, 1860-1920, David Tonks

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Relative value: the financing of families, Dan Weinbren

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D.Barton & M. Hamilton, Local literacies: reading and writing in one community

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F. Crompton, Workhouse children (Alan Gillie)

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R. Gillespie & . Hill (eds.), Doing Irish local history: pursuit and practice (Brenda Colins)

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D. Mills & K Schürer, (eds.), Local communities in the Victorian census enumerators' books, (Nesta Evans)

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November 1998: Volume 1 Number 1

Editorial

bulletFrom old bills to sick pigs: four ways to capture community Michael Drake
bulletSmall scale but not parochial: the work of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure E. A. Wrigley
bulletBurnage 1880 - 1905, the making of a middle class community Anne Cooper
bulletReinforcing otherness? Edinburgh's Italian community and the impact of the Second World War Wendy Ugolini
bulletBell Book and scandal: the struggle for school attendance in a South Cambridgeshire village 1880 - 1890 Sarah Taylor

Reviews

bulletG. H. Jenkins (ed.), The Welsh language before the Industrial Revolution (W.T.R. Pryce)
bulletJ.D. Marshall, The tyranny of the discrete. A discussion of the problems of local history in England (Bernard Deacon)
bulletR. Perks and A Thomson (eds), The oral history reader (Maxine Rhodes)
bulletR. Tinley, The Tinley-Glasier connection. A history of tenant farming families in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire (Dennis Mills)

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