© 1995

Work, Gender and Family in Victorian England


Part of the Studies in Gender History book series (SGH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Karl Ittmann
    Pages 1-7
  3. Karl Ittmann
    Pages 39-72
  4. Karl Ittmann
    Pages 73-100
  5. Karl Ittmann
    Pages 101-139
  6. Karl Ittmann
    Pages 237-239
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-341

About this book


`What a pleasure to see this pathbreaking research in print! Karl Ittmann's analysis of Bradford pushes forward our knowledge of the quiet revolution in social habits which took place in the late nineteenth century. In particular, his ability to link the decline of marital fertility with the reorganisation of work and gender roles is exemplary. This book should be of interest to all specialists in Victorian social history.' - David Levine, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto Work, Gender and Family in Victorian England examines the impact of the Industrial Revolution upon the family and questions the extent to which ordinary working men and women shared the 'Victorian values' and prosperity of their middle-class countrymen. The book focuses on the industrial town of Bradford, West Yorkshire, in the second half of the nineteenth century and traces how men and women and their families adapted to the new life brought by the rise of the mill and the city.


England Familie industrial revolution reform revolution social history trade

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HoustonUSA

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