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Early Victorian Britain 1832-51 by J. F. C. Harrison
  

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Early Victorian Britain 1832-51 by J. F. C. Harrison

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.

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`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

About the Author

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. Among his books are Learning and Living, 1790-1960 (1961), Society and Politics in England, 1780-1960 (1965), Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America (1969), The Second Coming: Popular Millenarianism, 1780-1850 (1979) and The Common People: a History from the Norman Conquest to the Present (Fontana, 1984). He is also the author of Late Victorian Britain 1875-1901 (Fontana Press, 1990), which completes the trilogy including the present volume and G. Best's Mid-Victorian Britain.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2008

Author

J. F. C. Harrison

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Publisher

HarperPerennial an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories


Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

ISBN

9780007291700

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