Linen, family, and community in Tullylish, County Down, 1690-1914
This microhistory of capitalist development examines a significant rural industrial region in the Bann Valley over two centuries, linking it to broader historical changes in Ireland, including the Cromwellian Settlement, proto-industry, the Great Famine, employer paternalism and working-class family and community life.
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The Formation of an Elite Bloc
The Social and Economic Differentiation of Linen Producers
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