2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 4049 Great Britain in the Victorian Age

A close and primary source-informed exploration of Great Britain in its century of most dramatic transformation. Focuses will be: the onset of the factory system and its social, economic, demographic and welfare consequences; confrontations with slavery and the slave trade; pressures to expand the voting franchise by class and gender; the tensions between science and religion; the blossoming of English literature; Victorian" respectability and morality; Liberals Conservatives Marxists and Fabians on domestic and imperial policies; the Arts and Crafts critique of Modernity; the Irish Question; and overall an assessment of the degree to which Britain and British identity in 1900 were different than they had been seventy years earlier.




6 credits of CHIST or CHUMS at the 3000-level