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 celebrates Arnstein’s inspirational teaching and writing with surveys and analyses of various aspects of the social, cultural, economic and political history of nineteenth and mid-twentieth-century Britain. This title will be of interest to students of history.
List of Illustrations and Tables; Acknowldgements; 1. Walter L. Arnstein, Teacher and Mentor Michael H. Shirley and Todd E. A. Larson 2. Walter L. Arnstein: A Collegial and Personal Appreciation Paul W. Schroeder 3. ‘The Prince of Wales’: Caricature, Charivari, and the Politics of Morality Tamara Hunt 4. Advertising the Army: Political Aesthetics and British Army Fashion, 1815-1855 Scott Hughes Myerly 5. Free Trade Radicals, Education, and Moral Improvement in Early Victorian England Richard F. Spall, Jr 6. Chartists After Christian: Reynold’s Newspaper and Mid-Victorian Political Reform Michael H. Shirley 7. ‘A Whig Private Secretary is in itself fatal’: Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Derby, Party Politics and Naval Administration, 1852 John Beeler 8. ‘Debtor to the Greeks and the Barbarians’: Religious Periodicals and their Influences in the Victorian Prelude Marsh Wilkinson Jones; 9. Pyrrhic Victory? The Bismark Myth and the Congress of Berlin in the British Reviews Press, 1878-79 Todd E. A. Larson 10. The London Missionary Society’s Mongolian Missions: British Insights into the ‘great Game’ In Asia Helen S. Hundley 11. The Nineteenth-Century British Townscape and the Return of the Market Place to Victorian History James Schmiechen 12. Cinema and their Managers Depression England: A Social Function Stephen Shafer 13. ‘I used to take her to the doctor’s and get the proper thing’: Twentieth-Century Health Care Choices in Lancashire Working-Class Communities Lucinda McCray Beier; Walter L. Arnstein: A Bibliography; Index