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Victorian England
     

Victorian England

by Clarice Swisher
 

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An anthology of essays on the period, in sections on Queen Victoria and the Victorian period, technology and medicine, daily life in Victorian England, social and cultural changes, and ideas that changed values, views, and events. Subjects discussed include child labor, the rise of a strong middle class, the Reform Acts, and educating women and the working class.

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An anthology of essays on the period, in sections on Queen Victoria and the Victorian period, technology and medicine, daily life in Victorian England, social and cultural changes, and ideas that changed values, views, and events. Subjects discussed include child labor, the rise of a strong middle class, the Reform Acts, and educating women and the working class. Includes a chronology, and an introductory essay providing a general overview. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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KLIATT
Greenhaven is the best-known name in publishing series across a wide range of academic disciplines and public affairs issues. Turning Points in World History looks at key events in history and examines a mix of political, social and scientific factors that help explain the event and its significance. The books have four or five chapters each, which include three to six excerpted essays that can be used by students in grades 9-12. Individual pieces run anywhere from two to ten pages each. Each section and each item has introductory material. One of the best features of these books is an appendix with documents. While chapters include some boxed sidebars with primary source material and the documents at the end include some personal narratives, the emphasis in this series is analysis and explanation. A bit dry, but useful for teachers to find background information or students to pursue research work. For comparative purposes, I found Houghton Mifflin's Nextext series book on civil rights to be more inviting, with personal narratives, speeches and even poems that made the material come alive. This series is better at presenting the material in a lively fashion, while the Greenhaven titles are better at offering a more systematic overview. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Greenhaven, 264p, bibliog, index, 23cm, $17.45. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Daniel J. Levinson; History & English Teacher, Thayer Acad., Braintree, MA, July 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 4)
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Gr 6-9-This series addition lives up to the high standards achieved by its predecessors. Its overall topic is framed not only by the life of Queen Victoria, but also by the extraordinary technological, political, and social developments that utterly changed England between Victoria's ascension in 1837 and her death in 1901. An introduction, seven chapters, and an epilogue trace a society in motion, from a rural to an urban-industrial culture, from a European presence to a powerful international sphere of influence, from rigid class distinctions to increased democracy, and from superstitions to scientific perspectives. The book is enriched by numerous well-chosen quotations from primary and secondary sources, and by a wealth of interesting black-and-white photos and reproductions. A fine source for beginning research on this period of English history.-Starr E. Smith, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737702217
Publisher:
Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Turning Points in World History Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.67(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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