The Victorian Age: Progress and Anxiety

  1. Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Her Empire
    1. A Contradictory Woman
    2. Captains of Industry and Lords of the Sea
    3. Railroads
    4. Beneath the Wheel: Industrial Scale Misery
    5. The Irish Famine: 1857-1859
    6. Capitalism and the Protestant Work Ethic
  1. Victorian Literature and the Reading Public
    1. The Need for Literacy
    2. New Reading Matter
    3. The Serial Novel
    4. Other Victorian Genres
  1. The Industrial Landscape
    1. The Value of Progress: Macaulay
    2. The Price of Progress: Engels
    3. Class Consciousness: Hegel Stands on His Head.