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Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840–1880

Marguerite W. Dupree


This study analyzes how people both create and adapt to the process of industrialization. It offers a case-study of the Potteries, which both complements and in some respects challenges studies of family structure in other areas during the nineteenth century. The book focuses on family relationships — between husbands and wives, parents and children, individuals and their wider kin network — not in isolation, but in the context of the workplace and of other institutions within the community. She reveals the flexibility of nuclear families with regard to both work and welfare, and highlights th ... More

Keywords: industrialization, Potteries, family structure, nineteenth century, family relationships, nuclear families, workplace, welfare, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204008
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marguerite W. Dupree, author
Wolfson College, Cambridge