Manchester and Liverpool public houses compared, 1840-1914

MUTCH, A., 2003. Manchester and Liverpool public houses compared, 1840-1914. Manchester Region History Review, 16, pp. 22-29. ISSN 0952-4320

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Abstract

This article explores some points of comparison between the public houses of Manchester and Liverpool. It draws in particular on differences in the ways in which public houses were run in both cities to suggest some potential implications for the way in which we understand the social history of each. In this, it is attempting to inform social history through the study of business history, but business history conceived as rather wider than the writing of individual company histories. It is business history understood as taking seriously the impact of business decisions on the broader life of the local contexts in which those businesses operated, and business history as recognising that different companies adopted different strategies, shaped in turn by their local social, economic and regulatory context. However, it as well to recognise the pitfalls that await the comparative exercise.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Manchester Region History Review
Creators: Mutch, A.
Publisher: Manchester Centre for Regional History
Place of Publication: Manchester
Date: 2003
Volume: 16
ISSN: 0952-4320
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:26
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6190

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