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Imperialism and Progress: The Victorian Era (1860 - 1915)

Synopsis
Illuminates the quest for world dominance and wealth that spurred empire-building among European governments. Examines how this pursuit of power led them to exploit the poor both at home and abroad. Reveals how raw materials from the colonies fuelled large-scale industry in the mother countries. Details the persistence of poverty in the colonies and the rise at home of city slums and horrible working conditions for both adults and children. Discusses how social reform became a major agenda of such diverse writers as Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Twain, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Karl Marx. Explains realism, the dominant literary style, and shows the emergence of psychological characterization in the works of Dostoyevsky and George Eliot.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
History; Literature
Keywords
colonial history; Dickens, Charles (1812-1870); literature; Marx, Karl; social history; Twain, Mark; Browning, Elizabeth Barrett; social reform

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£39.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
23 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

Clearvue

Distributor

Name

AVP

Email
info@avp.co.uk
Web
http://avp.100megs28.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01291 625439
Fax
01291 629671
Address
School Hill Centre
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 5PH
Notes
Use for: Audio Visual Productions. Ceased trading.

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