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One of England's grand masters of history provides a clear and persuasive interpretation of the creation of "respectable society" in Victorian Britain. Integrating a vast amount of research previously hidden in obscure or academic journals, he covers not only the economy, social structure, and patterns of authority, but also marriage and the family, childhood, homes and houses, work and play.

By 1900 the structure of British society had become more orderly and well-defined than it had been in the 1830s and 1840s, but the result, Thompson shows, was fragmentation into a multiplicity of sections or classes with differing standards and notions of respectability. Each group operated its own social controls, based on what it considered acceptable or unacceptable conduct. This "internalized and diversified" respectability was not the cohesive force its middle-class and evangelical proponents had envisioned. The Victorian experience thus bequeathed structural problems, identity problems, and authority problems to the twentieth century, with which Britain is grappling.

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One of England's grand masters of history provides a clear and persuasive interpretation of the creation of "respectable society" in Victorian Britain. Thompson covers not only the economy, social structure, and patterns of authority, but also marriage and the family, childhood, homes and houses, work and play.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

Author's Preface

1. Economy and Society

2. The Family

3. Marriage

4. Childhood

5. Homes and Houses

6. Work

7. Play

8. Authority and Society

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674772861
Author:
Thompson, F. M. L.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Thompson, F. M. L.
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
HISTORY / Social History
Subject:
History, Modern -- 19th century.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19901001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
382
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15 oz

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