Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67

Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67

by Asa Briggs, Ruari McLean
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226074889

ISBN-13: 9780226074887

Pub. Date: 04/28/1975

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Second Reform Act of 1867. From "John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War", and "Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work" to "Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools" and "Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark", Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements;

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Overview

This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Second Reform Act of 1867. From "John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War", and "Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work" to "Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools" and "Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark", Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements; and in doing so conjures up an enviable picture of the progress and independence of the last century.

"For expounding this theme, this interaction of event and personality, Mr. Briggs is abundantly and happily endowed. He is always readable, often amusing, never facetious. He is widely read and widely interested. He has a sound historic judgment, and an unfailing sense for what is significant in the historic sequence and what is merely topical. . . . Above all, he is in sympathy with the age of which he is writing."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226074887
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/1975
Series:
Chicago Collectors Editions Series
Edition description:
Digital Reprint
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
1,309,589
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. Introduction
2. The Crystal Palace and the Men of 1851
3. John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War
4. Trollope, Bagehot, and the English Constitution
5. Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work
6. Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools
7. Robert Applegarth and the Trade-Unions
8. John Bright and the Creed of Reform
9. Robert Lowe and the Fear of Democracy
10. Benjamin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark
11. Epilogue
Bibliographical Note
Acknowledgments
Index

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