Voices of Victorian England: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

The Victorian age was a period of transition as Britain industrialized and society underwent profound changes. Here, contemporary voices provide students with an up-close look at this pivotal time. * Presents and comments on 68 excerpts from primary documents of the Victorian era, 1837-1901 * Details selected topics-such as Victorian Ireland, Social Darwinism, the marriage market, and homosexuality-in numerous sidebars * Points readers to books and websites that can expand their understanding of a document and relate it to themes and issues in modern life * Suggests methods students can use to successfully incorporate the documents into school research and reading projects * Includes a chronology listing important dates and events from the birth of Princess Victoria in 1819 to the end of the Boer War in 1902