Daily Life in 18th-Century England, 2nd Edition

  • Kirstin Olsen
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  • ISBN-10: 1440855048
  • ISBN-13: 9781440855047
  • DDC: 942.0723
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 458 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Overview

Informative, richly detailed, and entertaining, this book portrays daily life in England in 1700–1800, embracing all levels of society—from the aristocracy to the very poor—to describe a nation grappling with modernity.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
A Note on Dates and Texts.
Introduction to the Second Edition.
Domestic Life.
1: Family, Gender, and Sexuality: “Twenty Pounds will Marry Me”.
2: Health Care, Hygiene, and Death: “One Foot Within the Grave”.
Economic Life.
3: Class and Race: “Not Created Equal”.
4: Work, Wages, and the Economy: “The Main Business of the Life of Man”.
Intellectual Life.
5: Education: “A Progeny of Learning”.
6: Science: “Everything Yields to Experiment”.
Material Life.
7: Clothing and Fashion: Cork Rumps and Cocked Hats.
8: Food and Drink: “The Roast Beef of Old England”.
9: Housing and Household Goods: “One Large Room, a Serpentine River, and a Wood”.
10: Transportation and Communication: “The Turnpike Roads of the Kingdom”.
Political Life.
11: The State and the People: a Nation of Politicians.
12: London and the Provinces: “The Whole of Human Life in all its Variety”.
Recreational Life.
13: Sports, the Arts, and Entertainment: “Their Enjoyment of Sports or Pastimes”.
Religious Life.
14: Religion: The Sleeping Congregation?.
Chronology.
General Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.