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FIF 218 The Social History of Victorian Britain: A Respectable Society

Course Description

Victorian Britain is often defined by its prescriptive respectability and this stereotypical view has given rise to both derision and admiration. This course looks at the roots, rise, notions, and results of respectability in British 19th century society. Its examination of the social practices and norms will allow the Victorian Britons to emerge from their frequent portrayal as staid and boring. Topics include marriage and family, death, class expectations, work and leisure.


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