Age Relations and Cultural Change in Eighteenth-Century England

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In this study of intergenerational relations in north-east England Barbara Crosbie charts the progress of a generation from their births during the 1740s through to the end of the 1770s when the cohort came of age. The book is divided into three sections focusing on childhood, youth, and adulthood, and Crosbie considers age alongside gender, class, and place as categories of historical analysis, drawing on evidence from newspapers, political tracts, civic records, letters, memoirs, and the diary of a former apprentice to recover the experiences and mentalities of a generation, which lived through an era of cultural, demographic, economic and political upheaval.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-722
Number of pages2
JournalCultural and Social History
Issue number5
Early online date8 Sept 2021
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2021


  • Sociology and Political Science
  • History
  • Cultural Studies


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