After the Victorians: Private Conscience and Public Duty in Modern Britain : Essays in Memory of John Clive

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Reader in Modern British History Peter Mandler, John Leonard Clive, Susan Pedersen, Peter Mandler
Psychology Press, 1994 - Social Science - 265 pages
Written by a team of eminent historians, these essays explore how ten twentieth-century intellectuals and social reformers sought to adapt familiar Victorian values to modern conditions of democracy, feminism and mass culture.Written by a team of eminent historians, these essays explore how ten twentieth-century intellectuals and social reformers sought to adapt such familiar Victorian values as 'civilisation', 'domesticity', 'conscience' and 'improvement' to modern conditions of democracy, feminism and mass culture. Covering such figures as J.M. Keynes, E.M. Forster and Lord Reith of the BBC, these interdisciplinary studies scrutinize the children of the Victorians at a time when their private assumptions and public positions were under increasing strain in a rapidly changing world.After the Victorians is written in honour of the late Professor John Clive of Harvard, and uses, as he did, the method of biography to connnect the public and private lives of the generations who came after the Victorians.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Henrietta Barnett 18511936
31
2 George Alfred Lefroy 18541919
57
3 Raymond Unwin 18631940
81
4 Eleanor Rathbone 18721946
107
5 EMForster 18791970
129
6 Leonard Woolf 18801969
151
7 JMKeynes 18831946
173
8 John Reith 18891971
191
9 JBPriestley 18941984
211
10 John Summerson 19041992
231
11 John Clive 19241990
249
Index
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Simon Schama is a historian, educator, and writer. He was born in London, England on February 13, 1945. Schama earned a B.A. in history in 1966 from Cambridge University and later became a fellow of Christ College. Schama was a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Brasenose College, Oxford from 1976 to 1980. He also was an Erasmus Lecturer in the civilization of the Netherlands at Harvard University in 1978, and from 1980 to 1993 he was Professor of History and Mellon Professor of the Social Sciences and Senior Associate at the Center for European Studies. Schama has been the Old Dominion Professor of Humanities at Columbia University since 1993, teaching in the history, art history and archaeology departments. Schama's 1977 book, Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813, received the Wolfson Prize for history and the Leo Gershoy Memorial Prize of the American History Association. Another book, Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, won the NCR Prize for Nonfiction. Schama also worked as an art critic for The New Yorker and has written historical and art documentaries for the BBC. In 2001 he received the CBE. In 2006 Schama earned the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction for Rough Crossings.

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