Daily Life in Victorian England

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 311 Seiten


Drawing on a wealth of sources, this volume brings England's Victorian era to life. Teachers, students, and interested readers can use this resource to examine Victorian life in a multitude of settings, from idyllic country estates to urban slums. Organized for easy reference, the volume provides information about the physical, social, economic, and legal details of daily life in Victorian England. Over sixty illustrations plus excerpts from primary sources enliven the work, which can be used in both the classroom and library to answer questions concerning laws, money, social class, values, morality, and private life.

Chapters in the work cover: traditional ways of life in town and country, social class, money, work, crime and punishment, the laws of daily life (marriage, divorce, inheritance, guardians, and bankruptcy), the development of a modern urban world (with railways, electricity, plumbing, and telephones), houses, food, clothing, shopping, the rituals of courtship and funerals, family and social life, education, health and medical care, leisure and pleasure, the importance of religion, and the impact of the Raj and the Empire. Historical contexts are explained and emphasis is placed on groups often invisible in traditional history: children, women both at work and at home, and people who led respectable, ordinary lives. A chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index complete the work. This valuable resource provides students, teachers, and librarians with all the information they need to recreate life in Victorian England.

 

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This is quite possibly the best book I've picked up yet in the quest for research for multiple historical fiction and steampunk stories. Mitchell integrates women's history well, and always makes a ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Most of the books in the "Daily Life" series are excellent. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

1 A Brief History of Victorian England
1
Class Traditionand Money
17
3 Working Life
41
4 Technology Science and the Urban World
71
Government and the Law
87
House Food and Clothes
109
7 Family and Social Rituals
141
8 Education
165
Holidays Sports and Recreation
209
Religion and Reform
239
12 Victorian Morality
259
13 England and Empire
273
Glossary
293
For Further Reading
299
Index
303
Urheberrecht

9 Health and Medicine
189

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Über den Autor (1996)

SALLY MITCHELL is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Mitchell did her doctoral work at Oxford University as a Fulbright Scholar. In addition to editing Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia, she has written several scholarly books on Victorian literature and culture, has read hundreds of popular Victorian novels, magazines, schoolbooks, and advice manuals, and has served on the Modern Language Association Division Executive Committee for the Victorian Period.

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