Education, Travel and the 'Civilisation' of the Victorian Working Classes

Authors: Strong, M.

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Examining four major institutions, Michele Strong considers the experiences of working men and women, particularly artisans, but also young apprentices and clerks, who travelled abroad as participants in an educational reform movement spearheaded by middle-class liberals.

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"Strong's intensive use of archival resources offers a significant contribution to understanding the international experiences of

working class travelers from Britain who, through their travels, continued to reassess rapid social and industrial change at home ... in its overall quality of research and writing this monograph should continue to be of interest for scholars of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain interested in international travel as envisioned and experienced by members of the working classes and liberal reformers." - Cercles


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Grand Tours and Workers’ Tours: Rethinking Victorian Travel and Education

    Strong, Michele M.

    Pages 1-16

  • “A True Agent of Civilisation”: Travel and the “Educational Idea,” 1841–1861

    Strong, Michele M.

    Pages 17-41

  • Turning the Educational Idea on Its Head: The Lib-Lab Alliance and the Organization of the Working Men’s 1867 Exhibition Tours

    Strong, Michele M.

    Pages 42-58

  • “The Lessons of Paris”: The 1867 Working Men’s Exhibition Tours and the Artisan Imagination

    Strong, Michele M.

    Pages 59-97

  • “High Attainments”: The Artisan Exhibition Tours and the Campaign for Technical Education, 1867–1889

    Strong, Michele M.

    Pages 98-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education, Travel and the 'Civilisation' of the Victorian Working Classes
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33808-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137338082
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33807-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46393-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 243
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