‘But to Cover Her Shame’: Respectability, Social Mobility, and the Middling Sort in Early Nineteenth-century England

Andrew Popp*

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    Abstract

    This article explores how one middling English family – the Wilkinsons, shopkeepers in industrialising Lancashire – experienced and negotiated threats to their respectability and social status during the early nineteenth-century. It contributes to the history of downward social mobility, responding to a recent call in this journal for more work on this topic. I use a rich epistolary archive to explore the Wilkinsons experiences.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftCultural and Social History
    Vol/bind18
    Udgave nummer4
    Sider (fra-til)501-516
    Antal sider16
    ISSN1478-0038
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2021

    Bibliografisk note

    Published online: 07 Jun 2021.

    Emneord

    • Social mobility
    • Family
    • Emotions
    • Gender
    • Business

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