Voices of Victorian England: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Voices of Victorian England: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

by John A. Wagner

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The Victorian age was a period of transition as Britain industrialized and society underwent profound changes. Here, contemporary voices provide students with an up-close look at this pivotal time.

• Presents and comments on 68 excerpts from primary documents of the Victorian era, 1837–1901

• Details selected topics—such as Victorian Ireland, Social Darwinism, the marriage market, and homosexuality—in numerous sidebars

• Points readers to books and websites that can expand their understanding of a document and relate it to themes and issues in modern life

• Suggests methods students can use to successfully incorporate the documents into school research and reading projects

• Includes a chronology listing important dates and events from the birth of Princess Victoria in 1819 to the end of the Boer War in 1902

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313386893
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Series: Voices of an Era
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 298
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

John A. Wagner, PhD, has taught classes in British and American history at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, and Phoenix College, in Phoenix, AZ.

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