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One of America's leading intellectual historians asserts modern Americans have much to learn ...
One of America's leading intellectual historians asserts modern Americans have much to learn from the Victorians. Himmelfarb shows that, while today we quarrel over highly subjective "values, " the Victorians believed wholeheartedly in "virtues": respectability, self-help, discipline. Himmelfarb's prescribes a deeper espousal of moral responsibility on the part of us all.
|Prologue: From Virtues to Values||3|
|I||Manners and Morals||21|
|II||Household Gods and Goddesses||53|
|III||Feminism, Victorian Style||88|
|IV||"The Mischievous Ambiguity of the Word Poor"||125|
|V||"Gain All You Can.... Give All You Can"||143|
|VI||The Jew as Victorian||170|
|VII||The New Women and the New Men||188|
|Epilogue: A De-moralized Society||221|
|Postscript: The "New Victorians" and the Old||259|