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

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ISBN-10: 0226074889

ISBN-13: 9780226074887

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Asa Briggs, Ruari McLean

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1975
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

List of Illustrations
The Crystal Palace and the Men of 1851
John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War
Trollope, Bagehot, and the English Constitution
Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work
Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools
Robert Applegarth and the Trade-Unions
John Bright and the Creed of Reform
Robert Lowe and the Fear of Democracy
Benjamin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark
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