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By R. J. Morris

R.J. Morris unearths how heart classification households survived and surmounted the commercial problems of early business England via an exam of wills, kin papers, estate deeds, account books and letters from the interval. He argues that those households have been primarily "networked" households created and affirmed through "gift" networks of fabric items, finance, prone and support--with estate greatly on the middle in their heart category relations options.

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32 This was accompanied by aggressive and insistent cultural direction in the form of poetry, sermons novels and advice manuals. Even by the 1850s, the middle class residential suburb had reached nothing like the scale and extent of the late nineteenth century, but places like Edgbaston in Birmingham and Headingley in Leeds were beginning to see such developments. The move to the suburbs was often part of the life cycle moves crucial to property strategy in general. 33 Closer examination of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries has shown that the ideals and adoption of separate spheres were neither new nor did they produce clear boundaries of practice.

Briggs and J. ), Essays in Labour History (London, 1960), 43–73. D. Wahrman, Imagining the Middle Class. The Political Representation of Class in Britain c. 1780–1840 (Cambridge, 1995). 4 It would be wise not to be dazzled by semantic change. 5 None the less, the claim to be ‘the middle classes’ gained a widespread response in the late 1820s and 1830s. It spread to all corners of social and political discourse, from platform to pamphlet and from parliament to newspaper. 7 There were many near synonyms like ‘respectable’, ‘independent’, or ‘opulent’ but here the boundaries of reference were usefully blurred.

Cannadine, Lords and Landlords. L. ), The Rise of Suburbia (Leicester, 1982). A. Vickery, The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England (Yale, 1998); A. Erickson, Women and Property in Early Modern England (London, 1993). R. Hunt, The Middling Sort. Commerce, Gender and the Family in England, 1680–1780 (California, 1996), especially pp. 125–71; M. Berg, ‘Women’s property and the Industrial Revolution’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 24 (1993), 233–50. 28 Men, women and property in England In practice, the division between public and private, between male roles and female roles proved to be both porous and varied.

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