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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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Describes daily life for rural and urban dwellers and upper and working classes in Victorian England, with chapters on working life, technology, family, education, health and medicine, leisure, religion, morals, and politics, focusing on children, women both a work and at home, and ordinary people. Includes a chronology, and b&w photos and illustrations. For students and general readers.
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Synopsis:

Daily Life in Victorian England brings the past to 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, with a special focus on groups often invisible in traditional history: children, women both at work and at home, and people who led respectable, ordinary lives. Excerpts from primary sources and over sixty illustrations enrich the work, providing a treasure trove of information for classroom and library use and for those interested in the fascinating era of Queen Victoria.

Synopsis:

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 60 illustrations plus excerpts from primary sources enliven the text, which can be used in both the classroom and library to answer questions concerning laws, money, social class, values, morality, and private life.

Synopsis:

The most comprehensive social history of Victorian England to date.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-301) and index.

About the Author

SALLY MITCHELL is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

Chronology: Chief Events of the Victorian Age in England

Introduction: The Victorians and Their World

Historical Overview

The Foundations of Daily Life: Class, Tradition, and Money

Working Life

Technology, Science, and the Urban World

Official Life: Government and the Law

The Material Substance of Private Life: House, Food, and Clothes

Family and Social Rituals

Education

Health and Medicine

Leisure and Pleasure: Holidays, Sports, and Recreation

Faith and Works: Religion and Reform

"Victorian Morality"

England and Empire

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313294679
Author:
Mitchell, Sally
Publisher:
Greenwood
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Children's Baby - General History
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
England Social life and customs.
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Series:
Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series,
Series Volume:
45
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.53x6.48x1.22 in. 1.54 lbs.

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Reference » Bibliography and Library Science

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"Synopsis" by , Daily Life in Victorian England brings the past to 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, with a special focus on groups often invisible in traditional history: children, women both at work and at home, and people who led respectable, ordinary lives. Excerpts from primary sources and over sixty illustrations enrich the work, providing a treasure trove of information for classroom and library use and for those interested in the fascinating era of Queen Victoria.
"Synopsis" by , 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 60 illustrations plus excerpts from primary sources enliven the text, which can be used in both the classroom and library to answer questions concerning laws, money, social class, values, morality, and private life.
"Synopsis" by , The most comprehensive social history of Victorian England to date.
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