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Culture and Society in Britain 1850-1890: A Source Book of Contemporary Writings

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In 1850 Britain was the most prosperous industrial country in the world. Although many people saw no reason why Britain should not maintain its dominance, there were many others who did not share their same confidence. This source book reflects people's concerns in the face of rapid scientific, technological, and social change--their hopes and fears for the new industriali ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 30th 1986 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations


I Historical and Social Background
--A speech by Prince Albert at a banquet at the Mansion House, London (1850)
--Thomas Babington Macaulay's diary (1 May 1851)
--Letter from the Duchess of Gloucester to Queen Victoria (2 May 1851)
--Letter from Queen Victoria to the King of the Belgians (3 May 1851)
--The Great Exhibition (17 May 1851)
--Henry Mayhew, (a) 'Of the Earnings of Costermongers' (1851); (b) 'Prostitution among Needlewomen' (1849)
--From the Report
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