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Bourgeois Portsmouth : social relations in a Victorian dockyard town, 1815-75

Field, John;
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Nineteenth century Portsmouth experienced greater continuity\ud of development than most industrial towns. Its size, the\ud military and naval presence, and a large working class,\ud were already well-established by the late eighteenth\ud century. State ownership meant that the Yard was not\ud producing for a competitive product market; other than\ud politically-inspired demands for economy, management had\ud little incentive to rationalize production. The civilian\ud trades were more typical of other areas: mainly small-scale\ud clothing production, often employing women and often based\ud upon outwork.\ud Thanks to the large state sector and the consequent und...
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