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Chartist Fiction Volume One

Chartist Fiction: Volume One

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Haywood
November 30, 2017

First published in 1999. For the first time since their appearance in Chartist newspapers these two major radical narratives are reprinted in a single volume. The Political Pilgrim’s Progress combines Utopian politics with Bunyanesque satire to tell the story of the journey of Radical and his ...

Class and Conflict in Nineteenth-Century England 1815-1850

Class and Conflict in Nineteenth-Century England: 1815-1850

1st Edition

Edited By Patricia Hollis
November 30, 2017

First published in 1973. This title aims to use contemporary documents to illustrate the attitudes and relationships of working men towards each other and against other groups in society in the years 1815 to 1850. The material comes under three headings; the analysis of class in terms of economic ...

Class and Ideology in the Nineteenth Century

Class and Ideology in the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

By Ronald S. Neale
November 30, 2017

First published in 1972, this collection of essays by R. S. Neale focuses on authority, and the responses and challenges to it made by men and women throughout the nineteenth century. Employing a more sociologically-minded approach to history and specifically using a ‘five-class’ model, the book ...

Class and Religion in the Late Victorian City

Class and Religion in the Late Victorian City

1st Edition

By Hugh Mcleod
November 30, 2017

First published in 1974, this book describes the religion of the East End, the West End, and the suburbs of London, where each section of society – as well as a variety of immigrant groups – has its own quarters, its own institutions, its distinctive codes of behaviour. While the main focus is on ...

Conflict and Compromise Class Formation in English Society 1830-1914

Conflict and Compromise: Class Formation in English Society 1830-1914

1st Edition

By Dennis Smith
November 30, 2017

First published in 1982, this study explores the dynamics of class formation during the vital decades between 1830 and 1914, when a rising urban industrial order was developing in complex interdependence with a declining rural agrarian order. The book follows the divergent paths of two cities - ...

Conquest of Mind Phrenology and Victorian Social Thought

Conquest of Mind: Phrenology and Victorian Social Thought

1st Edition

By David de Giustino
November 30, 2017

First published in 1975. This study examines one of the popular scientific philosophies of the nineteenth-century. The first part deals with the reception and diffusion of phrenology in Britain, its usefulness to various professions, and its challenge to traditional religion. The second part ...

Domestic Servants and Households in Rochdale 1851-1871

Domestic Servants and Households in Rochdale: 1851-1871

1st Edition

By Edward Higgs
November 30, 2017

First published in 1986. At any one time in late nineteenth-century England and Wales over one million men and women were described as domestic servants in the occupational category after agricultural work. This title explores several aspects of domestic service in the area of Rochdale, and the ...

Emigrant Gentlewomen Genteel Poverty and Female Emigration, 1830-1914

Emigrant Gentlewomen: Genteel Poverty and Female Emigration, 1830-1914

1st Edition

By A. James Hammerton
November 30, 2017

First published in 1979. This book examines the distressed gentlewoman stereotype, primarily through a study of the experience of emigration among single middle-class women between 1830 and 1914. Based largely on a study of government and philanthropic emigration projects, it argues that the image ...

Henry Irving A Re-Evaluation of the Pre-Eminent Victorian Actor-Manager

Henry Irving: A Re-Evaluation of the Pre-Eminent Victorian Actor-Manager

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Foulkes
November 30, 2017

Henry Irving (1838-1905), the first actor to be knighted, dominated the theatre in Britain and beyond for over a quarter of a century. As an actor, he was strikingly different with his idiosyncratic pronunciation, his somewhat ungainly physique, and his brilliant psychological portrayals of virtue ...

Hewett Cottrell Watson Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist

Hewett Cottrell Watson: Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist

1st Edition

By Frank N. Egerton
November 30, 2017

First published in 2003. Hewett Cottrell Watson was a pioneer in a new science not yet defined in Victorian times – ecology – and was practically the first naturalist to conduct research on plant evolution, beginning in 1834. The correspondence between Watson and Darwin, analysed for the first time...

Independent Spirits Spiritualism and English Plebeians, 1850-1910

Independent Spirits: Spiritualism and English Plebeians, 1850-1910

1st Edition

By Logie Barrow
November 30, 2017

First published in 1986. Independent Spirits is about the intellectual world of the humbly-born in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain, focussing on plebeian, or working- and lower middle-class spiritualists. This book is an important study which throws light on the idealism and ...

Instrumental Teaching in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Instrumental Teaching in Nineteenth-Century Britain

1st Edition

By David Golby
November 30, 2017

First published in 2004, this book demonstrates that while Britain produced many fewer instrumental virtuosi than its foreign neighbours, there developed a more serious and widespread interest in the cultivation of music throughout the nineteenth century. Taking a predominantly historical approach,...

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