Conflict and Compromise: Class Formation in English Society 1830-1914

1st Edition

Dennis Smith

Published November 28, 2017
Reference - 338 Pages
ISBN 9781138657878 - CAT# Y229463
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

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First published in 1982, this study explores the dynamics of class formation during the vital decades between 1830 and 1914, when a rising urban industrial order was developing in complex interdependence with a declining rural agrarian order.

The book follows the divergent paths of two cities - Birmingham and Sheffield – in their social development. These paths reflect the complex process of conflict and compromise as the ‘old’ order was gradually replaced by the ‘new’. It studies in detail many aspects of social life that were affected by these changes such as education, public administration, political structures, public administration, religion, the professions, popular culture and family.

This book will be of interest to those studying Victorian history and sociology.


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