First published in 1979. This book studies the social outlook which historians today call paternalism. It was an ideology which informed social attitudes at all levels of society and expressed itself in countless ways. In this work, David Roberts provides a comprehensive examination of the revival, amplification, and transformation of the ideals of paternalism as a social remedy in the Early Victorian Period. This title will be of interest to students of history.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: The Intellectual Revival; 1. In Search of a Theory of Paternalism 2. Paternalism Made Popular 3. Paternalism and Rebellion in the Early Victorian Novel; Part 2: Paternalism at the Grass Roots; 4. The Patriarchy of Sussex 5. Land and Its Duties 6. The Shepherds and Their Flocks 7. Captains of Industry; Part 3: The Politics of Paternalism; 8. The Idea of a Paternal Government; 9. Varieties of Paternalism 10. A Mosaic of Forces; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index