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    Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform Act of 1867 (Paperback) By (author) Catherine Hall, By (author) Keith McClelland, By (author) Jane Rendall

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    DescriptionDefining the Victorian Nation offers a fresh perspective on one of the most significant pieces of legislation in nineteenth-century Britain. Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland and Jane Rendall demonstrate that the Second Reform Act of 1867 was marked not only by extensive controversy about the extension of the vote, but also by new concepts of masculinity and the masculine voter, the beginnings of the movement for women's suffrage, and a parallel debate about the meanings and forms of national belonging. The chapters in this book draw on recent developments in cultural, social and gender history, broadening the study of nineteenth-century British political history and integrating questions of nation and empire. Fascinating illustrations illuminate the argument, and a detailed chronology, biographical notes and selected bibliography offer further support to the student reader. Students and scholars in history, women's studies, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies will find this book invaluable.

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    Defining the Victorian Nation
    Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform Act of 1867
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Catherine Hall, By (author) Keith McClelland, By (author) Jane Rendall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521576536
    ISBN 10: 0521576539

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    Illustrations note
    15 b/w illus.
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    Publication date
    03 July 2003
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    Review quote
    '... a wonderfully useful little book, one that deserves a central place on the bookshelves and syllabi of historians of nineteenth-century British politics.' History Workshop Journal 'Its import for work in race and ethnicity lies in the ways that neither is examined in isolation from other factors, such as the increasingly unfashionable structural dimensions of class. Instead they are examined speculatively and in relation to actual historical events and conditions.' Ethnic and Racial Studies ' ... the authors of Defining the Victorian Nation have given parliamentary history a chance to widen its horizons that parliamentary historians will disdain at their peril.' Parliamentary History '... Hall, McClelland and Rendall do give an enriched picture of Victorian political assumptions in the 1860s in a book that is sure to be widely adopted by Victorian cultural historians ... This is an interesting, thought-provoking volume ... this is a useful book that brings together a wide range of new scholarship in cultural history and shows how it may be used to illuminate traditional political history.' Thomas William Heyck, Northwestern University
    Table of contents
    Preface; Chronology; Introduction; 1. England's greatness, the working man; 2. The citizenship of women and the Reform Act of 1867; 3. The nation within and without; Appendix: voting qualifications, reform proposals, and the effects of electoral reform 1832-1868; Cast of characters; Bibliography.