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Early Victorian Britain 1832-51

by J. F. C. Harrison

Early Victorian Britain 1832-51 Synopsis

In this fascinating and well researched work of the history of the heyday of Victorian British society, Harrison seamlessly weaves together the overlapping developments in politics, economy, social and culture. In this fascinating and well researched work of the history of the heyday of Victorian British society, Harrison seamlessly weaves together the overlapping developments in politics, economy, social and culture. It was a period that saw Britain become a predominantly urban society, continuing industrialization, the growth of new and distinct social classes, as well as social conflict over the New Poor Law and the emergence of Chartism.

Early Victorian Britain 1832-51 Press Reviews

`I read ... with uninterrupted delight, entranced that English historians could combine so dazzlingly scholarship and art The most learned can benefit ... the least instructed can read with pleasure.' A. J. P Taylor, Observer

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007291700
Publication date: 1st July 2008
Author: J. F. C. Harrison
Publisher: HarperPerennial an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About J. F. C. Harrison

J. F. C Harrison, who is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Sussex, was born in Leicester in 1921 and educated at City Boys' School, Leicester, and Selwyn College, Cambridge. He served as an infantry captain in the Second World War before becoming a lecturer, and then Deputy Director, in the Department of Adult Education at Leeds University. From 1961 until 1970 he was Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin. He has travelled widely and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, the Australian National University and the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin. ...

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