Lancashire's Industrial Archaeology

Lancashire's Industrial Archaeology

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This book summaries, for the first time, a decade of archaeological excavation and fieldwork on the industrial archaeology of Lancashire - from the early 18th century to the mid-20th century. This work has changed our understanding of the Industrial Revolution in Lancashire, whose origins can now be seen to lie in the post-medieval period and whose impact extended well beyond the mill towns, canals and railways that dominate the popular view of industrial Lancashire. This work will look at Liverpool and the coast ports, Manchester and its satellite cotton towns, the extractive industries, transport infrastructure and life in the new industrial towns. As the first industrial society Lancashire set a model for others to follow, exporting not just cotton goods but the very idea of living and working in an industrial city around the world. To understand the modern world, first you have to understand industrial Lancashire.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075247118X
  • 9780752471181
  • 2,140,671

About Michael Nevell

Dr. Michael Nevell is Head of Archaeology at the University of Salford. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a member of the Institute for Archaeology, a council member of the Association for Industrial Archaeology, and Chairman of the CBA North West Industrial Archaeology Panel. He has 26 years of experience in field archaeology, and has written many local archaeology books including Manchester: The Hidden History. He lives in Sale, Greater Manchester.show more