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Microhistories: Demography, Society and Culture in Rural England, 1800 1930

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This book uses a local study of the Blean area of Kent in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to explore some of the more significant societal changes of the modern Western world. Drawing on a wide range of research techniques, including family reconstitution and oral history, Barry Reay examines topics such as marriage and fertility, health and mortality, the ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 25th 2002 by Cambridge University Press (first published September 19th 1996)
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Sep 23, 2016 Paul rated it it was amazing
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Microhistories is an excellent book that introduces you to the use of microhistory in investigating British history. It used a particular area of Kent between 1800 and 1930 and uses as much archival records of possible. There is a mixture of written and oral histories that has been used to illustrate the chapters in the book.

What the historian Barry Reay does is use the technique of family reconstitution, which is a very useful historical research device. The technique, links toget
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