Victorian Technology

Author: Herbert L. Sussman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275991695
Format: PDF, ePub
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An enlightening history of 19th-century technology, focusing on the connections between invention and cultural values. * A chronology marking dates of important inventions and innovations, the passage of laws relating to finance and working conditions, workers' organizations, and transformations in warfare. * Detailed drawings and photographs of inventions and structures, such as the locomotive, steam engine, iron bridges and railways stations, the Crystal Palace, and the Victorian computer

Victorian Needlework

Author: Kathryn Ledbetter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386617
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Marrying two exceptionally popular topics—needlework and women's history—this book provides an authoritative yet entertaining discussion of the diversity and importance of needlework in Victorian women's lives. • Patterns and illustrations from women's periodicals and pattern books of the time provide a window into Victorian life that will be especially intriguing to the legions who practice these crafts today • Quotations from memoirs, works of fiction, and poetry allow readers to share the experiences of women of the period

The Sporting Life Victorian Sports and Games

Author: Nancy Fix Anderson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313071489
Format: PDF, Docs
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This lively and intriguing study looks at the way sports both reflected and shaped Victorian society. • Excerpts from 19th-century English writings on sports allow the Victorians speak in their own words about the meaning of sports in their lives • Illuminating and entertaining illustrations of many aspects of Victorian sports include humorous spoofs on sports from Punch magazine • A glossary explains the sometimes arcane terms used in Victorian sports

Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England

Author: Jennifer Phegley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313375348
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book examines the popular publications of the Victorian period, illuminating the intricacies of courtship and marriage from the differing perspectives of the working, middle, and upper classes.

Maxwell Sutton and the Birth of Color Photography

Author: J. Cat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137338318
Format: PDF
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This focused and incisive study reassesses the historic collaboration between James Clerk Maxwell and Thomas Sutton. It reveals that Maxwell and Sutton were closer to true partners than has commonly been assumed, and shows how their experiments illuminate the role of technology, representation, and participation in Maxwell's natural philosophy.

Victorian Time

Author: T. Ferguson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007982
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.

Make Room for TV

Author: Lynn Spigel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226769677
Format: PDF, ePub
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Between 1948 and 1955, nearly two-thirds of all American families bought a television set—and a revolution in social life and popular culture was launched. In this fascinating book, Lynn Spigel chronicles the enormous impact of television in the formative years of the new medium: how, over the course of a single decade, television became an intimate part of everyday life. What did Americans expect from it? What effects did the new daily ritual of watching television have on children? Was television welcomed as an unprecedented "window on the world," or as a "one-eyed monster" that would disrupt households and corrupt children? Drawing on an ambitious array of unconventional sources, from sitcom scripts to articles and advertisements in women's magazines, Spigel offers the fullest available account of the popular response to television in the postwar years. She chronicles the role of television as a focus for evolving debates on issues ranging from the ideal of the perfect family and changes in women's role within the household to new uses of domestic space. The arrival of television did more than turn the living room into a private theater: it offered a national stage on which to play out and resolve conflicts about the way Americans should live. Spigel chronicles this lively and contentious debate as it took place in the popular media. Of particular interest is her treatment of the way in which the phenomenon of television itself was constantly deliberated—from how programs should be watched to where the set was placed to whether Mom, Dad, or kids should control the dial. Make Room for TV combines a powerful analysis of the growth of electronic culture with a nuanced social history of family life in postwar America, offering a provocative glimpse of the way television became the mirror of so many of America's hopes and fears and dreams.

Kunde von nirgendwo

Author: William Morris
Publisher: Soto-verlag
ISBN: 3961647593
Format: PDF, ePub
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Es ist eine Erzählung über die siegreiche Arbeiterklasse im Jahr 2000. Ein wundervolles Bild der Verwirklichung revolutionärer Träume, wenn alle die Aufgaben übernehmen, die sie am besten machen können und wo jede Frau und jeder Mann genügend Freizeit für Lernen und Vergnügen hat. Was wird aus den Gefängnissen, Politikern und Millionären, aus der Armut, der Justiz und den Gesetzen, wenn die Arbeiter die Fesseln der Lohnsklaverei abwerfen und die kapitalistische Klasse besiegen? Ausgabe von 1890