Master and Servant: Love and Labour in the English Industrial Age
Cambridge University Press, 12.7.2007
Leading historian Carolyn Steedman offers a fascinating and compelling account of love, life and domestic service in eighteenth-century England. This book, situated in the regional and chronological epicentre of E. P. Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, focuses on the relationship between a Church of England clergyman (the Master of the title) and his pregnant maidservant in the late eighteenth century. This case-study of people behaving in ways quite contrary to the standard historical account sheds new light on the much wider historical questions of Anglicanism as social thought, the economic history of the industrial revolution, domestic service, the poor law, literacy, education, and the very making of the English working class. It offers a unique meditation on the relationship between history and literature and will be of interest to scholars and students of industrial England, social and cultural history and English literature.
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11th edn London 2nd edn 3rd edn London 6th edn Anglican Anon Assessed Taxes Basingstoke Bishop Bishops Lydeard Book Borthwick Britain British Brontše Cadell Cambridge University Press Chicago and London Christian Church of England Clarendon Press Clarke Culture David Diary Discourse Domestic Drummond’s Duties E. P. Thompson Education Edward Eighteenth Eighteenth-century England Essay Golcar Halifax Harmondsworth Henry Hesiod History Review Huddersfield James Janet Todd Kirklees Labour Leeds Longman Macmillan Majesty’s Marilyn Butler eds Mary Collier Mary Wollstonecraft Masters and Servants Notebook orig Ovid Oxford University Press Parish Records Parliamentary Penguin Peter Politics Polity Press Princeton privately printed Raymond Burton Library Religion Reverend John Murgatroyd Richard Riding Wool Textile Rivington Robert Routledge Samuel Servants London Slaithwaite Slaithwaite Parish Society SPCK Strahan Taylor Thomas Todd and Marilyn trans Translation Treatise University of York vols West Riding Wool west yorkshire archive William Pickering Women Wool Textile Industry Wuthering Heights yorkshire archive service