British Friendly Societies, 1750–1914

  • Simon Cordery

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 1-11
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    Pages 12-41
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    Pages 98-124
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    Pages 125-151
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    Pages 152-174
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-230

About this book


The first monograph on this topic since 1961, this book provides an innovative interpretation of the Friendly Societies in Britain from the perspectives on social, gender and political history. It establishes the central role of the Friendly Societies in the political activism of British workers, changing understandings of masculinity and femininity, the ritualised expression of social tensions and the origins of the welfare state.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Simon Cordery
    • 1
  1. 1.Monmouth CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43163-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59804-1
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