Book

Old times: a picture of social life at the end of the eighteenth century, collected and illustrated from the satirical and other sketches of the day...With eighty-eight illustrations

John C. NimmoLondon • Published In 1885 • Pages:

By: Ashton, John.

Abstract
This study of social life in the period 1788-1799 is drawn largely from newspapers of the time. After an introductory chapter outlining events for the period covered, the author presents a series of topically organized chapters that are composed largely of excerpts from the newspapers, with brief explanatory remarks. Among the topics covered are: clothing, the military, riots, economic shortages, gambling, entertainments, and crime. Since the material is often satirical, the researcher should exercise some caution in his use of this source.
Subjects
Cultural identity and pride
Cultural participation
Dissemination of news and information
Press
Dependencies
Prisons and jails
Offenses against the state
Offenses against the person
Judicial authority
Trial procedure
Chief executive
Deliberative councils
Rest days and holidays
Navy
External relations
Recruitment and training
Peacemaking
Ethnopsychology
Fishing
Ethnosociology
Instigation of war
Normal garb
Social relationships and groups
Price and value
Representative art
Status, role, and prestige
Visiting and hospitality
Commercialized entertainment
Social control
Clothing
Brawls, riots, and banditry
Musical and theatrical productions
Gambling
Taxation and public income
culture
British (1714-1815)
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
Europe
Sub Region
British Isles
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Historian-4
Analyst
Eleanor Swanson ; Marlene Martin; 1977 ; Teferi Adem Abate ; 2011
Coverage Date
1788-1799
Coverage Place
United Kingdom
Notes
John Ashton
In marking the source, use of Categories 204 and 522 was restricted to those places where the author discussed newspapers or humor: The researcher interested in these topics should also consult Category 116. The illustrations, though based on 18th century prints, have not been marked for Category 532 because they are redrawings by the author. A final marking decision for this source was the use of Category 702 for the impressments of men into military service.
LCCN
02024356
LCSH
Great Britain--Social life and customs