HIS 362G • English Social History: Waterloo-WWI
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Social history has been defined as "history without the politics." This course is about the lives of people who lived in the l00 years between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the Great War of l9l4--l8. To nearly 65 pf these years we give the name, "Victorian." How were the lives of the people who lived in these years shaped by such events as industrialism, the disappearance of of a predominantly agricultural society , and changing demographic patterns? How were Victorian values reflected in such institutions as the army, the church, the family, and schools? How did the class system influence ideas about crime, leisure, sports, and popular entertainment? How did the Great War shatter the Victorian ethos?
Two exams pluis final (all essay) 30/30/40.
FML Thompson, THE RISE OF RESPECTABLE SOCIETY; Elizabeth Gaskell, MARY BARTION; Charles Dickens, OLIVER TWIST; Thomas Hughes, TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS; Robert Graves, GOODBYE TO ALL THAT.