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Keeping the Victorian House A Collection of Essays

Keeping the Victorian House: A Collection of Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Vanessa D. Dickerson
November 30, 2017

First published in 1995. The essays in this volume demonstrate how Victorian women took up various positions along a continuum that ranged from the desire of Shelley’s creature for the power and acceptance it associated with the house to the rejection of Brontë’s heroine of the immobility and ...

Land and People in Nineteenth-Century Wales

Land and People in Nineteenth-Century Wales

1st Edition

By David W. Howell
November 30, 2017

First published in 1977. Essentially an economic history with strong emphasis on human factors, this title examines the reasons for the backwardness of much of the farming of Wales and discusses in detail how agricultural resources and organisation directly affected the nature of social ...

Leisure in the Industrial Revolution c. 1780-c. 1880

Leisure in the Industrial Revolution: c. 1780-c. 1880

1st Edition

By Hugh Cunningham
November 30, 2017

First published in 1980. This book is a study of what different classes of society understood by leisure and how they enjoyed it. It argues that many of the assumptions which have underlain the history of leisure are misleading, and in particular the notions that there was a vacuum in popular ...

Lord and Peasant in Nineteenth Century Britain

Lord and Peasant in Nineteenth Century Britain

1st Edition

By Dennis R. Mills
November 30, 2017

First published in 1980, this book looks at the social structure of 18th and 19th century rural Britain. It is particularly concerned with the relationship of landlord and peasant in the rural village and examines the open-closed model of English rural social structure in great depth. In doing so, ...

Paternalism in Early Victorian England

Paternalism in Early Victorian England

1st Edition

By F David Roberts
November 30, 2017

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,...

Popular Culture and Custom in Nineteenth-Century England

Popular Culture and Custom in Nineteenth-Century England

1st Edition

Edited By Robert D. Storch
November 30, 2017

First published in 1982, this book is concerned with the tensions between continuity and change in customs, rituals, beliefs of artisans, factory workers and sections of the lower middle classes in the nineteenth century. It explores a range of factors which contributed to changes in custom, ...

Reform and Intellectual Debate in Victorian England

Reform and Intellectual Debate in Victorian England

1st Edition

Edited By Barbara Dennis, David Skilton
November 30, 2017

First published in 1987. Readers of Victorian literature, both poetry and prose, are constantly aware of a powerful undercurrent of change - political, social, and intellectual - which determines the shape of the literature being produced. Topics covered include parliamentary reform, the Gentleman,...

Shopkeepers and Master Artisans in Ninteenth-Century Europe

Shopkeepers and Master Artisans in Ninteenth-Century Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Geoffrey Crossick, Heinz-Gerhard Haupt
November 30, 2017

First published in 1984. Shopkeepers and master artisans had a striking presence in the history of nineteenth-century Europe, not only in the development of industrial and urban economies, but also the fabric of social life and the politics of protest. The experience of 1848, the differing pace of ...

Signs for the Times Symbolic Realism in the Mid-Victorian World

Signs for the Times: Symbolic Realism in the Mid-Victorian World

1st Edition

By Chris Brooks
November 30, 2017

First published in 1984. Signs for the Times explores imaginative and creative relationships between three major areas of mid-Victorian arts: literature, painting and architecture. Through the detailed critical analysis of particular novels, prose writings, paintings and buildings, Chris Brooks ...

Splendidly Victorian Essays in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British History in Honour of Walter L. Arnstein

Splendidly Victorian: Essays in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British History in Honour of Walter L. Arnstein

1st Edition

Edited By Michael H. Shirley, Todd E. A. Larson
November 30, 2017

First published in 2001. The eminent historian of Victorian Britain, Walter L. Arnstein has, over the course of a career spanning more than 40 years, arguably introduced more students to British history than any other American historian. This collection of essays by some of his former students ...

The Campaign for Prohibition in Victorian England The United Kingdom Alliance 1872-1895

The Campaign for Prohibition in Victorian England: The United Kingdom Alliance 1872-1895

1st Edition

By A.E. Dingle
November 30, 2017

The evils of drink were a constant preoccupation in late Victorian England. The United Kingdom Alliance, founded in 1853, fought a long and vigorous but ultimately unsuccessful campaign for prohibition. In doing so it eventually developed into one of the most powerful reformist pressure groups ...

The Radical Soldier's Tale John Pearman, 1819-1908

The Radical Soldier's Tale: John Pearman, 1819-1908

1st Edition

By Carolyn Steedman
November 30, 2017

First published in 1988, The Radical Soldier’s Tale is both an introduction to and a transcript of his ‘Memoirs’, written after his retirement in 1881. In this autobiography he presents his life as a soldier during the Sikh Wars, his life as a policeman, and the ideologies which divided people from...

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