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Author Walton, John K.

Title Fish & chips & the British working class, 1870-1940 [electronic resource] / John K. Walton.

Imprint Leicester ; New York : Leicester University Press, 2000.

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Description 1 online resource (196 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-188) and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 The Importance of the Fish and Chip Trade; 2 Origins, Growth and Spread; 3 Fish Friers and Other Industries; 4 The Friers and their Fortunes; 5 The Nature of the Business; 6 Solidarity and Suspicion: Organization and its Limitations; 7 Consumers and Communities; 8 Fish and Chips in Context; Notes; Index.
Summary Unlike other institutions of central importance to working-class life, the fish-and-chip trade has not yet been rescued from what the author of this book regards as the massive condescension of posterity. In attempting to begin this process, he traces the origins of what was by 1914 an important national industry, setting the economic, social and political context of the trade, charting its spread and analyzing its sources and methods of supply. The book explores themes like: recruitment patterns of decentralized, provincial trades; methods of working; the role of women in the food industry of.
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Subject Fish trade -- Great Britain -- History.
Potato industry -- Great Britain -- History.
Potato chip industry -- Great Britain -- History.
Food habits -- Great Britain -- History.
Working class -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Fish and chips and the British working class, 1870-1940
Other Form: Print version: Walton, John K. Fish & chips & the British working class, 1870-1940. Leicester ; New York : Leicester University Press, 2000 9780718521202 (OCoLC)48527319
ISBN 9780567475916 (electronic bk.)
0567475913 (electronic bk.)