Awfully Ancient: Thomas Crapper, Corsets, and Cruel Britannia: A Grim History of the Vexing Victorians!, 1st Edition

  • Peter Hepplewhite
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1482431351
  • ISBN-13: 9781482431353
  • DDC: 941.081092
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 5th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book highlights fascinating truths about those living during the Victorian era, including the opium-based drugs used to keep children calm and prison-like schools. Full-color illustrations offer colorful commentary on this buttoned-up time period as well as supplementary historical details.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Vexing Victorians.
2: Chilling Childhood.
3: Cruel Schools.
4: Wearying Work.
5: Killer Coal.
6: Horrific Houses.
7: Rotten Railways.
8: Horrible Hospitals and Dirty Doctors.
9: Thomas Crapper and Troubled Toilets.
10: Foul Food.
11: Killer Corsets and Mad Makeup.
12: Cruel Britannia: Wicked Wars.
13: Fine Funerals.
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