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De-Moralization of Society From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values

ISBN-10: 0679764909

ISBN-13: 9780679764908

Edition: 1995

Authors: Gertrude Himmelfarb

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As the debate over values grows ever more divisive, one of the most eminent historians of the Victorian era reminds readers that values are no substitute for virtues--and that the Victorian considered hard work, thrift, respectability, and charity virtues essential to a worthwhile life. "An elegant, literate defense of ninteenth-century English mores and morals."--New York.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Don E. Eberly is the director of the Civil Society Project, a national initiative advancing ideas to strengthen America's social institutions and community life. He is the editor of many books, including "The Content of America's Character: The Recovery of Civic Virtue". Eberly is an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values, and founder of the National Fatherhood Initiative. He lives in Lancaster, PA.

Acknowledgments
Prologue: From Virtues to Values
Manners and Morals
Household Gods and Goddesses
Feminism, Victorian Style
"The Mischievous Ambiguity of the Word Poor"
"Gain All You Can.... Give All You Can"
The Jew as Victorian
The New Women and the New Men
Epilogue: A De-moralized Society
Postscript: The "New Victorians" and the Old
Notes
Index