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Defining the Victorian nation

class, race, gender and the British Reform Act of 1867

by Catherine Hall

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain,
    • Suffrage -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century,
    • Women in politics -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century,
    • Election law -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century,
    • Social classes -- England -- History -- 19th century,
    • Race awareness -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century,
    • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-289) and index.

      Other titlesClass, race, gender and the British Reform Act of 1867
      StatementCatherine Hall, Keith McClelland and Jane Rendall.
      ContributionsMcClelland, Keith., Rendall, Jane, 1945-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJN955 .H25 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 303 p. :
      Number of Pages303
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6899919M
      ISBN 100521572185, 0521576539
      LC Control Number00709639

      InGreat Britain lost a major war to its colony that later became known as the United States. The first edition of 1, copies of the novel was sold in a fortnight. George Frederic Watts had been present at the excavation of the ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassusand had seen colour on surviving fragments of stonework as they were excavated. Speaking to Lord Monmouth, Coningsby criticises the old conservatives who do not want to see rapid changes in the country and affirms the inevitable progress. These years saw Americans struggling to come to terms with the size, wealth, political needs, and new labor relations of their changing nation. Poor wages, long working hours, unsanitary working and living conditions, high infant mortality and short life expectancy, were factors which contributed to human degradation.

      Chesterton described the Crystal Palace as "the temple of a forgotten creed". America's farmers also suffered during these years. The reform period they ushered in—the Progressive Era —recast the role of government and laid the groundwork for the modern state within an industrial economy. But these men restrained themselves more than hermits for a hope that was more than half hopeless, and sacrificed hope itself for a liberty which they would not enjoy; they were rebels without deliverance and saints without reward. It is difficult to imagine what the original proposal for this book might have looked like.

      Also, Status Indians were not able to vote until the s. All flowers mentioned in the relevant scene from Hamlet are accurately illustrated. I speak of what passes under my daily eyes when I say, that those who labour can as little choose or change their masters now, as when they were born thralls. Another major influence that created immense nationalism in Britain was the several defeats the country suffered in war. During the Victorian Era, there was a great sense of nationalism. She holds the Golden Apple of Discord and Cupid's arrowthought to be a reference to the Trojan War and the destructiveness of love.


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Defining the Victorian nation book

For that readers are instructed to refer to the classic accounts by F. The PRB rejected the ideas of Joshua Reynolds, and had a philosophy based on working from nature as accurately as possible wherever possible, and when it was necessary to paint from imagination to strive to show the event as it most likely would have happened, not in the way that would appear most attractive or noble.

Benjamin Disraeli tried to tackle the Condition of England Question both in his political activity and in his fiction. She holds the Golden Apple of Discord and Cupid's arrowthought to be a reference to the Trojan War and the destructiveness of love.

The misery of the working-classes is suggestively described by Gerard. Many Modernist literates questioned government and authority in general. His chapter is a useful, and profusely illustrated, summary of the subject. In this aspect he was close to Thomas Carlyle, who wrote about a revival of the medieval social concord based on class hierarchy, paternalism and mutual confidence.

But soon, they faced increased competition, saturated markets, and falling prices for their produce. In the s, the Pre-Raphaelite movement splintered, with some of its adherents abandoning strict realism in favour of poetry and attractiveness. But if we look closely at the Gilded Age itself, we can see considerable discomfort with the direction of American life much earlier than Rockefeller, the most powerful industrialist of the era, recognized that he needed to defend his practices and the enormity of his oil empire.

There she will find an immense empire ready made, a first rate army, and a large revenue. The PRB found these advances fascinating, based as they were in attention to detail and a willingness to challenge existing beliefs on the basis of observed fact.

Victorian painting

Educated at Eton College, he befriends Oswald Millbank, the son of a rich Lancashire cotton manufacturer, a great enemy of his grandfather, the Marquis of Monmouth.

When it comes to the Modernist era however, tradition was not thought of highly. During those years, America's economy did grow at an extraordinary rate, generating unprecedented levels of wealth. Because the Pre-Raphaelites and the members of the aesthetic movement, who between them had dominated Victorian painting, had united in the late 19th century in condemnation of French influence and the perceived laziness and insignificance of impressionism and post-impressionism, they were mocked or dismissed by many modernist painters and critics in the first half of the 20th century.

There's a lot of truth in this interpretation. Twain and Warner wrote their satire of the times inand they weren't alone. It fell in love with abstractions and became enamoured of great and desolate words. Aberdeen and Sir Peel will never give her this advice; their habits are formed.

Despite Ruskin's defence of his work as being ultimately "an entire transcript of the whole system of nature", [15] Turner who by had become the eldest Academician and deputy president of the Royal Academy [18] had come to be seen by younger artists to embody bombast and wilfulness, and to be a product of an earlier, Romantic period out of touch with the modern age.

During the Modernist Era, The feelings of nationalism faded away. The second contradiction between these two eras is nationalism and questioning of authority.The reform of the nation’s interiors soon spread to its exteriors; influenced by the fancy detailing, geometric lines, modest curves and light carvings of the popular new furniture, architects began to adopt the same style in their designs, turning away from the heavier, highly elaborate styles of the early Victorian period in favor of Author: Heather Evans.

Is part of Book Title Defining the Victorian nation: class, race, gender and the British Reform Act of Author(s) Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland, Jane Rendall Date Publisher Cambridge University Press Pub place Cambridge ISBN 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/5. Brand new Book. Defining the Victorian Nation offers a fresh perspective on one of the most significant pieces of legislation in nineteenth-century Britain.

Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland and Jane Rendall demonstrate that the Second Reform Act of was marked not only by extensive controversy about the extension of the vote, but also by. Engaging and influential, this is a book which echoes the writing of those it studies.' Louise Ellis-Barrett Source: Reference Reviews 'This volume, part of the New Cambridge History of English Literature series, represents a major contribution to Victorian literary studies that will be considered a standard reference work for many years to come.'.

The Gilded Age

You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs that support The Nation’s The Mooring of Starting Out retraced the path blazed from his first book, One defining quality has.