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  1. Textbook purchases and general reading: 19 items
    1. Understanding the Victorians: Politics, Culture and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain - Susie Steinbach 2012

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase A useful start for general reading

    2. Understanding the Victorians: Politics, Culture, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain - Susie Steinbach 2012 (electronic book)

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase A useful start for general reading

    3. State and Society: British Political and Social History, 1870-1992 - Martin Pugh 1999

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    4. Britain's Century: A Social and Political History, 1815-1906 - W. D. Rubinstein 1998

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    5. The Nineteenth Century: The British Isles, 1815-1901 - Colin Matthew 2000

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    6. Other suggested general books: 14 items
      1. These books cover a broad period, and are often useful for more than one seminar topic. You will probably wish to purchase one or two of them, cash permitting!

      2. The Victorians - A.N. Wilson 2003

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      3. The Mid-Victorian Generation, 1846-1886 - K. Theodore Hoppen 1998

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Rather longwinded and boringly worthy, but you might find something of interest in it

      4. The Mid-Victorian Generation, 1846-1886 - K. Theodore Hoppen 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      5. Gender and Power in Britain, 1640-1990 - Susan Kingsley Kent 1999

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      6. Gender and Power in Britain, 1640-1990 - Susan Kingsley Kent 1999 (electronic book)

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      7. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture - Juliet John 2016

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      8. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture - Juliet John 2016

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      9. The Victorian Studies Reader - Kelly Boyd, Rohan McWilliam 2007

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase A useful collection of key "readings" by historians, so good for historiography

      10. The Victorian Vision: Inventing New Britain - John M. MacKenzie 2001

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase Book accompanying the exhibition of the same name at the V&A Museum in the summer of 2001

      11. A New England?: Peace and War, 1886-1918 - G. R. Searle 2004

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      12. A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture 2014 (electronic book)

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

  2. Week Two: Monarchy in the Age of Victoria 31 items
    1. Seminar reading: 2 items
    2. Web links: 2 items
      1. Queen Victoria's Journals

        Webpage Recommended A complete online collection of Queen Victoria‟s journals. (See especially Wednesday 30 June 1886 for the opening of Royal Holloway College!)

      2. Queen Victoria Online Scrapbook

        Website Recommended An interesting site maintained by the Royal Household, with documents, paintings and photographs.

    3. General / essay reading: 27 items
      1. Remaking Queen Victoria - Margaret Homans, Adrienne Munich 1997

        Book Further

      2. Queen Victoria's Secrets - Adrienne Munich 1996

        Book Further

      3. Queen Victoria: First Media Monarch - John Plunkett 2003

        Book Further

      4. Becoming Victoria - Lynne Vallone 2001

        Book Further

  3. Week Three: The Aristocracy and the Middle Class to 1901 29 items
    1. Seminar reading: 2 items
      1. New Men of Wealth and the Purchase of Land in Nineteenth-Century Britain - W. D. Rubinstein 1981

        Article Essential Also reprinted in his Elites and the Wealthy in Modern British History (1987).

    2. General / essay reading: 27 items
      1. The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy - David Cannadine 1999

        Book Further Chapters 3, 7, 8

      2. The decline and fall of the British aristocracy - David Cannadine 1999

        Book Further Chapters 3, 7, 8

      3. Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl - Simon Gunn, Rachel Bell 2002

        Book Further Especially chapters 1 and 2

  4. Week Four: Work and the Working Classes, 1837-1901 31 items
    1. Seminar reading: 2 items
      1. Fragments of the Modern City: Material Culture and the Rhythms of Everyday Life in Victorian London - Alastair Owens, Nigel Jeffries, Karen Wehner, Rupert Featherby 2010

        Article Essential

    2. General / essay reading: 29 items
      1. The Lancashire working classes, c.1880-1930 - Trevor Griffiths 2001

        Book Further

      2. The Lancashire Working Classes: c.1880-1930 - Trevor Griffiths 2001 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      3. The Making of the Working Class, 1870-1914 - E. J. Hobsbawm 1984

        Chapter Further

      4. The Concept of the Labour Aristocracy - Henry Pelling 1968

        Chapter Further

      5. The Remaking of the British Working Class, 1840-1940 - Michael Savage, Andrew Miles 1994

        Book Further

      6. The Remaking of the British Working Class, 1840-1940 - Michael Savage, Andrew Miles 1994 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      7. Fatherhood and the British Working Class, 1865-1914 - Julie-Marie Strange 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      8. Death, Grief and Poverty in Britain, 1870-1914 - Julie-Marie Strange 2010

        Book Further

      9. Death, Grief and Poverty in Britain, 1870–1914 - Julie-Marie Strange 2005 (electronic book)

        Book Further

  5. Week Five: Love and Marriage? Gender and the Victorians 44 items
    1. Seminar reading: 4 items
      1. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780- 1850 - Leonore Davidoff, Catherine Hall 2002

        Book Essential p.13-35

      2. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850 - Leonore Davidoff, Catherine Hall 2002 (electronic book)

        Book Essential p.13-35,

      3. Family, Home and Leisure - Lydia Murdoch 2014

        Chapter Essential

      4. Family, Home and Leisure - Lydia Murdoch 2014

        Chapter Essential

    2. General / essay reading: 40 items
      1. Women and Work Culture: Britain c.1850-1950 - Krista Cowman, Louise A. Jackson 2005

        Book Further

      2. Women and the Family - Shani D'Cruze 2000

        Chapter Further

      3. Women and the Family - Shani D'Cruze 2006

        Chapter Further

      4. Women and Paid Work - Jane Humphries 2000

        Chapter Further

      5. Women and Paid Work - Jane Humphries 2006

        Chapter Further

      6. British Women in the Nineteenth Century - Kathryn Gleadle 2001

        Book Further

      7. Gender, Domesticity, and Sexual Politics - Janet Howarth 2000

        Chapter Further

      8. Women and Wealth in Fiction in the Long Nineteenth Century 1800-1914 - Josephine Maltby, Janette Rutterford 2009

        Chapter Further

      9. Daily Life of Victorian Women - Lydia Murdoch 2014

        Book Further

      10. Daily Life of Victorian Women - Lydia Murdoch 2014 (electronic book)

        Book Further

  6. Week Six: Faith and Doubt in Victorian Britain 27 items
    1. Seminar reading: 1 item
      1. Religious and Intellectual Life - Jane Garnett 2000

        Chapter Essential

    2. General/essay reading: 26 items
      1. The Death of Christian Britain: Understanding Secularisation, 1800-2000 - Callum G. Brown 2009

        Book Further Especially chapters 6 and 7

      2. The death of Christian Britain: understanding secularisation 1800-2000 - Callum G. Brown 2009 (electronic book)

        Book Further Especially chapters 6 and 7

      3. The Authority of the Church - Arthur Burns 2006

        Chapter Further

      4. The Victorian Novel and Religion - Hilary Fraser 2002

        Chapter Further

      5. Rival Jerusalems: The Geography of Victorian Religion - K. D. M. Snell, Paul S. Ell 2000

        Book Further

      6. Rival Jerusalems: The Geography of Victorian Religion - K. D. M. Snell, Paul S. Ell 2000 (electronic book)

        Book Further

  7. Week Eight: Science and ‘Progress’ in the Victorian Age 38 items
    1. Seminar reading: 2 items
      1. 'The Voices of Nature': Popularizing Victorian Science - Bernard V. Lightman 1997

        Chapter Essential

    2. General/essay reading: 36 items
      1. Evolutionary Writings - Charles Darwin, James A. Secord 2008

        Book Further

      2. Evolutionary Writings - Charles Darwin 2008 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      3. Huxley: The Devil's Disciple - Adrian Desmond 1994

        Book Further

      4. The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London - Adrian Desmond 1989

        Book Further See also Lucy Hartley, Petro Corsi, Ted Benton, James Moore and Adrian Desmond, "Roundtable on Darwin", Journal of Victorian Culture 3 (1998), 123-68

      5. The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London - Adrian J. Desmond 1989 (electronic book)

        Book Further See also Lucy Hartley, Petro Corsi, Ted Benton, James Moore and Adrian Desmond, "Roundtable on Darwin", Journal of Victorian Culture 3 (1998), 123-68

      6. Science and Culture - Bernard Lightman 2010

        Chapter Further

      7. Science and Culture - Bernard Lightman 2010

        Chapter Further

      8. The Creed of Science and its Enemies - Bernard Lightman 2013

        Chapter Further

      9. Evolution and Victorian Culture - Bernard V. Lightman 2014

        Book Further Esp. Ch. 11

      10. Evolution and Victorian Culture - Bernard V. Lightman (electronic book)

        Book Further Esp. Ch. 11

      11. Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science - David N. Livingstone, Charles W. J. Withers 2011

        Book Further

      12. Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science - David N. Livingstone, Charles W. J. Withers 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      13. The Victorian Vision: Inventing New Britain - John M. MacKenzie 2001

        Book Further Chapter 4

      14. Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation - James A. Secord 2000

        Book Further See also "Roundtable on 'Victorian Sensation'," in Journal of Victorian Culture 8 (2003): 119-50

  8. Week Nine: Race, Nation and the Victorians 22 items
    1. Seminar Reading: 1 item
      1. The Nation Within and Without - Catherine Hall 2000

        Chapter Recommended

    2. General / Essay Reading: 21 items
      1. The Idea of Greater Britain: Empire and the Future of World Order, 1860-1900 - Duncan Bell 2007

        Book Further See chapter 4, ’Empire, Nation, State’, pp. 92-119.

      2. The Idea of Greater Britain: Empire and the Future of World Order, 1860-1900 - Duncan Bell 2007 (electronic book)

        Book Further See chapter 4, ’Empire, Nation, State’, pp. 92-119.

      3. Taming cannibals: race and the Victorians - Patrick Brantlinger 2011

        Book Further esp. Introduction and ch. 5.

      4. Black Victorians/Black Victoriana - Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina 2003

        Book Further See especially the article by Douglas Lorimer ‘Reconstructing Victorian Racial Discourse: Images of Race, the Language of Race Relations, and the Context of Black Resistance’, pp 187-207.

      5. The Making of English National Identity - Krishan Kumar 2003

        Book Further

      6. Race - Efram Sera-Shriar 2017

        Chapter Further

      7. The Victorians and Race - Shearer West 1996

        Book Further A useful collection but see especially the essays by Douglas Lorimer and Tim Barringer.

  9. Week Ten: Victorian Liberalisms 30 items
    1. Seminar reading: 3 items
      1. Liberalism and Liberty - Jonathan Parry 2006

        Chapter Essential

      2. Liberalism and Liberty - Jonathan Parry 2006

        Chapter Essential

    2. General/essay reading: 27 items
      1. The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer, and Politics - D. W. Bebbington 2004

        Book Further Especially chapter 9

      2. Gladstone - Eugenio F. Biagini 2000

        Book Further

      3. Lancashire and the New Liberalism - Peter Clarke 1993

        Book Further

      4. Gladstone’s Theological Politics - Boyd Hilton 1983

        Chapter Further

      5. Liberty and Authority in Victorian Britain - Peter Mandler 2006

        Book Further Especially chapter 5 by Biagini

      6. Liberty and Authority in Victorian Britain 2006 (electronic book)

        Book Further Especially chapter 5 by Biagini

      7. Gladstone 1809-1874 - H. C. G. Matthew 1986

        Book Further

      8. Gladstone, 1875-1898 - H. C. G. Matthew 1995

        Book Further

      9. William Gladstone: new studies and perspectives - Roland E. Quinault, Roger Swift, Ruth Clayton Windscheffel 2012

        Book Further

      10. William Gladstone: New Studies and Perspectives - Roland E. Quinault, Roger Swift, Ruth Clayton Windscheffel 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      11. Gladstone: Heroic Minister, 1865-98 v. 2 - Richard T. Shannon 2000

        Book Further

      12. Reading Gladstone - Ruth Clayton Windscheffel 2008

        Book Further Especially introduction and chapter 7

  10. Week Eleven: Conservatism in the Age of Peel, Disraeli and Salisbury 24 items
    1. Seminar reading: 2 items
      1. Disraeli and England - Jonathan Parry 2001

        Article Essential

    2. General/essay reading: 22 items
      1. Lord Salisbury - Peter Clarke 1992

        Chapter Further

      2. Disraeli's Jewishness - Todd M. Endelman, Tony Kushner 2002

        Book Further

      3. Sir Robert Peel: The Life and Legacy - Richard A. Gaunt 2010

        Book Further

      4. Sir Robert Peel: The Life and Legacy - Richard A. Gaunt 2010 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      5. Disraeli: the romance of politics - Robert O'Kell 2014

        Book Further

      6. Salisbury: Victorian titan - Andrew Roberts 2010

        Book Further

      7. Disraeli's Politics - Paul Smith 1987

        Article Further

      8. Lord Salisbury: A Political Biography - David Steele 1999

        Book Further

      9. Relocating the 'Transformation' of Late-Victorian Conservatism - Alex Windscheffel 2007

        Chapter Further [if you can’t force your own students to read your book, then no-one will!]

  11. Week Twelve: Britain and Ireland, 1837-1901 29 items
    1. Seminar reading: 3 items
      1. Marginal Britons: The Irish - D. G. Boyce 1986

        Chapter Essential

      2. Land, Politics and Nationalism - R. F. Foster 1988

        Chapter Essential

    2. General/essay reading: 26 items
      1. Ireland in Transition, 1867-1921 - D. George Boyce, Alan O'Day 2004

        Book Further

      2. Ireland in Transition, 1867-1921 - David George Boyce, Alan O'Day 2004 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      3. Nationalism and unionism: conflict in Ireland, 1885-1921 - Peter Collins 1994

        Book Further Chapters by Tuathaigh, Jackson, Buckland, Boyce and Phoenix

      4. A History of Ireland - Mike Cronin 2001

        Book Further

      5. The Transformation of Ireland, 1900-2000 - Diarmaid Ferriter 2005

        Book Further

      6. The Transformation of Ireland, 1900-2000 - Diarmaid Ferriter 2005 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      7. Ireland Since 1800: Conflict and Conformity - K. Theodore Hoppen 1989

        Book Further Chapters 4-6

      8. Ireland, 1798-1998: Politics and War - Alvin Jackson 1999

        Book Further

      9. Home Rule - Alvin Jackson 2004

        Book Further

      10. Inventing Ireland - Declan Kiberd 1995

        Book Further

      11. Politics in Ireland - C. Kinealy 2004

        Chapter Further

      12. Politics in Ireland - C. Kinealy 2004

        Chapter Further

      13. Ireland Since the Famine - F. S. L. Lyons 1971

        Book Further

      14. Culture and Anarchy in Ireland, 1890-1939 - F. S. L. Lyons 1979

        Book Further

      15. Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction - Senia Paseta 2003

        Book Further Especially chapters 3-5

      16. Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction - Senia PaUseta 2003 (electronic book)

        Book Further

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