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


In 1850 Britain was the most prosperous and the leading industrial country in the world. Altough 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 industrialization, which promised material advances while threatening to dehumanize the workplace, and their divided attitudes toward religion and ...

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