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A Companion to 19th-Century Britain

Chris Williams (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22579-9
624 pages
July 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain presents 33 essays by expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political, social, economic and cultural history of Britain during the late Georgian and Victorian eras.

  • Truly British, rather than English, in scope.
  • Pays attention to the experiences of women as well as of men.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes guides to further reading.
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List of Contributors.

Introduction: Chris Williams (University of Glamorgan).

Part I: Britain and the Worlda.

Part II: Politics and Government.

Part III: Economy and Society.

Part IV: Society and Culture.

Part V The United Kingdom.

Bibliography of Secondary Sources.

Index
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Chris Williams is Professor of Welsh History at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is an editor of the Studies in Welsh History monograph series and a committee member of Llafur, the Welsh People’s History Society. He is the author of Democratic Rhondda: Politics and Society, 1885–1951 (1996), Capitalism, Community and Conflict: The South Wales Coalfield 1898–1947 (1998), and editor (with Duncan Tanner and Deian Hopkin) of The Labour Party in Wales, 1900–2000 (2000) and (with Jane Aaron) of Postcolonial Wales (2005).
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  • Presents 33 essays by expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of Britain during the period.

  • Truly British, rather than English, in scope.

  • Pays attention to the experiences of women as well as of men.

  • Illustrated with maps and charts.

  • Includes guides to further reading.
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"This book is an excellent companion... It is an ideal book for anyone interested in the history of the nineteenth century." Reference Reviews


"This most recent addition to the ambitious Blackwell 'Companions' series in British history is thorough and up-to-date ... For scholars, it will become a well-thumbed historiographical source on their office shelves. Essential." Choice

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