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Industrialising communities : a case study of Elsecar, circa 1750-1870

@inproceedings{Cavanagh2016IndustrialisingC,
  title={Industrialising communities : a case study of Elsecar, circa 1750-1870},
  author={N. Cavanagh},
  year={2016}
}
This thesis takes as its subject the village of Elsecar in Yorkshire. In the period circa 1750-1870 this small rural hamlet was developed by the local landowners, the Earls Fitzwilliam, into a thriving industrial village, with an economy based on the twin industries of coal-mining and iron-smelting. As a well-documented example of a rural/industrial complex, Elsecar offers the historian the opportunity to view in microcosm the processes of social and economic change as a consequence of… Expand
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