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From family history to community history

From family history to community history

Pryce, W. T. R; Open University

This is the second volume in a major new initiative in the study of local history, designed to equip students and amateur enthusiasts with a mastery of the basic techniques and concepts required to pursue the subject in depth. From Family History to Community History explores population movements, spatial divisions and social structures in town and countryside, and gives pointers as to the meaning of 'community'. Regional settings, the idea of 'place', and changes over time are also examined, with special attention being paid to the patterns and the processes of all forms of migration. These themes give rise to new research ideas in family and community history

Paperback, Book. English. Undetermined.
Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press in association with The Open University, 1994
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Statement of responsibility: edited by W.T.R. Pryce
ISBN: 0521460026, 0521465788, 9780521460026, 9780521465786
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: xvi,240p : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Series: Studying family and community history - 19th and 20th centuries ; v,2
Subject: Great Britain; History
Series Title: Studying family and community history - 19th and 20th centuries ; v,2


  1. List of figures and tables
  2. Contributors
  3. Preface
  4. Introduction W. T. R. Pryce
  5. Part I. People on the Move: 1. Studying migration W. T. R. Pryce and Michael Drake
  6. 2. Aspects of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish migrations W. T. R. Pryce and Ian Donnachie
  7. 3. Movements into the British Isles: three complementary perspectives Monica Shelley, Peter Braham and Ruth Finnegan
  8. 4. Using quantitive and cartographic techniques
  9. two examples W. T. R. Pryce
  10. Part II. Place and Community: 5. Towns and their regional settings W. T. R. Pryce
  11. 6. Towns and villages: social divisions and spatial patterns
  12. 7. Staying and Moving: links between migration and community Ruth Finnegan and Brenda Collins
  13. Part III. Community And Territoriality: an Illustration: 8. Jewish East London, 1850-1950 David Englander
  14. Part IV. Reflecting on the Issues: 9. Community and community history Ruth Finnegan and W. T. R. Pryce
  15. Exercises: answers and comments
  16. Acknowledgements
  17. Index.