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Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67

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This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Second Reform Act of 1867. From "John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War", and "Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work" to "Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools" and "Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark", Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements; and in doing so conjures up an enviable picture of the progress and independence of the last century.

"For expounding this theme, this interaction of event and personality, Mr. Briggs is abundantly and happily endowed. He is always readable, often amusing, never facetious. He is widely read and widely interested. He has a sound historic judgment, and an unfailing sense for what is significant in the historic sequence and what is merely topical. . . . Above all, he is in sympathy with the age of which he is writing."and#8212;Times Literary Supplement

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. Introduction

2. The Crystal Palace and the Men of 1851

3. John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War

4. Trollope, Bagehot, and the English Constitution

5. Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work

6. Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools

7. Robert Applegarth and the Trade-Unions

8. John Bright and the Creed of Reform

9. Robert Lowe and the Fear of Democracy

10. Benjamin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark

11. Epilogue

Bibliographical Note

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226074887
Author:
McLean, Ruari
Author:
McLean, Ruari
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
38 illustrations
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
8.47x5.43x.85 in. .90 lbs.

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