Making English Morals: Voluntary Association and Moral Reform in England, 1787-1886
  • Making English Morals: Voluntary Association and Moral Reform in England, 1787-1886
  • Making English Morals: Voluntary Association and Moral Reform in England, 1787-1886

Making English Morals: Voluntary Association and Moral Reform in England, 1787-1886

by M. J. D. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521833892

ISBN-13: 9780521833899

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Campaigns for moral reform were a recurrent and distinctive feature of public life in later Georgian and Victorian England. Anti-slavery, temperance, charity, cruelty prevention and "social purity" advocates promoted their causes through mobilization of citizen volunteer support. M.J.D. Roberts explores the world of these volunteer networks—their concerns,

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Overview

Campaigns for moral reform were a recurrent and distinctive feature of public life in later Georgian and Victorian England. Anti-slavery, temperance, charity, cruelty prevention and "social purity" advocates promoted their causes through mobilization of citizen volunteer support. M.J.D. Roberts explores the world of these volunteer networks—their concerns, patterns of recruitment, methods of operation, and responses aroused—to provide an accessible period survey of moral reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521833899
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories Series, #2
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Moral reform in the 1780s: the making of an agenda; 2. 'The best means of national safety': Moral reform in wartime, 1795–1815; 3. Taming the masses, 1815–34; 4. From social control to self-control, 1834–57; 5. Moral individualism: the renewal and reappraisal of an ideal, 1857–80; 6. The late Victorian crisis of moral reform: the 1880s and after.

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