Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform Act of 1867 / Edition 1

Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform Act of 1867 / Edition 1

by Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland, Jane Rendall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521576539

ISBN-13: 9780521576536

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Defining the Victorian Nation offers a fresh perspective on one of the most significant pieces of legislation in nineteenth-century Britain. Hall, McClelland and Rendall demonstrate that the Second Reform Act was marked by controversy about the extension of the vote, new concepts of masculinity and the masculine voter, the beginnings of the women's suffrage

Overview

Defining the Victorian Nation offers a fresh perspective on one of the most significant pieces of legislation in nineteenth-century Britain. Hall, McClelland and Rendall demonstrate that the Second Reform Act was marked by controversy about the extension of the vote, new concepts of masculinity and the masculine voter, the beginnings of the women's suffrage movement, and a parallel debate about the meanings and forms of national belonging. Fascinating illustrations illuminate the argument, and a detailed chronology, biographical notes and a selected bibliography offer further support to the student reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521576536
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Chronology; Introduction; 1. England's greatness, the working man; 2. The citizenship of women and the Reform Act of 1867; 3. The nation within and without; Appendix: voting qualifications, reform proposals, and the effects of electoral reform 1832–1868; Cast of characters; Bibliography.

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