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Patterns of Industrialisation

The Victorian World

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Emma Griffin

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

When William Aitken, a one-time factory worker and agitator for political reform, sat down to write his memoirs in the late 1860s, he considered himse    Read more...
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Urbanising Experiences

The Victorian World

Authored by
Richard Dennis

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

In 1831, seven million out of a total population of 16.3 million inhabitants of Great Britain (43 per cent) lived in ‘towns’. By 1911, town dwellers n    Read more...
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The Global Common Reader

The Victorian World

Authored by
Jonathan Rose

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

Indulekha, by Oyyarattu Chandumenon, was the first novel published in Malayalam, a language of South India. The title character is a feminist heroine    Read more...
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‘Private Law’ and the Laissez-Faire State

The Victorian World

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Michael Lobban

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

Sir Henry Maine’s aphorism that ‘the movement of the progressive societies has hitherto been a movement from Status to Contract’ (Maine 1861: 170) was    Read more...
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The Victorian Period of American History

The Victorian World

Authored by
Daniel W. Howe

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

From 10 May to 10 November 1876, the United States celebrated the centennial of its independence with a giant international exposition in Philadelphia    Read more...
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Learning the Rules of the Game

The Victorian World

Authored by
Víctor M. Macías-González

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

Few details escaped Lt Col Pablo Escandón y Barrón (1857–1926), a British public school educated socialite who served on the Mexican presidential staf    Read more...
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Varieties of Nationalism

The Victorian World

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Krishan Kumar

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

Nationalism is evidently an international phenomenon. This shows expressly in the ideology of nationalism, which declares that all nations have the ri    Read more...
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Disease and the Body

The Victorian World

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Pamela K. Gilbert

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

What connexion can there be between the place in Lincolnshire, the house in town, the Mercury in powder, and the whereabout of Jo the outlaw with the    Read more...
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Leisure

The Victorian World

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Peter Bailey

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

Just as they revolutionized work and industrial production, so too did the Victorians transform leisure, play and consumption. There were significant    Read more...
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The Power of the Past

The Victorian World

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Billie Melman

Print publication date: March 2012
Online publication date: January 2013

In the last year of Victoria’s reign, Natsume Kinnosuke, a young Japanese scholar sent to London for an advanced study of English, paid visits to the    Read more...
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