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Ashton, Rosemary, 1947-
Victorian Bloomsbury / Rosemary Ashton
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  DA685.B65 A84 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Bloomsbury (London, England) -- History -- 19th century
Bloomsbury (London, England) -- Buildings, structures, etc
London (England) -- History -- 19th century
London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Subject(s) Buildings -- England -- London
Physical Description xiii, 380 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Surveying Bloomsbury -- Godlessness on Gower Street -- Steam intellect: diffusing useful knowledge -- Gower Street again: scandals and schools -- Bloomsbury medicine: letting in the light -- The British Museum, Panizzi, and the whereabouts of Russell Square -- Towards the millenium -- A "quasi-collegiate" experiment in Gordon Square -- Educating women -- Christian brotherhood, co-operation and working men and women -- Work and play in Tavistock Place
Summary While Bloomsbury is now associated with Virginia Woolf and her early-twentieth-century circle of writers and artists, the neighborhood was originally the undisputed intellectual quarter of nineteenth-century London. Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival resources, the author brings to life the educational, medical, and social reformists who lived and worked in Victorian Bloomsbury and who led crusades for education, emancipation, and health for all. She explores the secular impetus behind these reforms and the humanitarian and egalitarian character of nineteenth-century Bloomsbury. Thackeray and Dickens jostle with less famous characters like Henry Brougham and Mary Ward. This history of nineteenth-century London embraces the high life of the squares, the nonconformity of churches, the parades of shops, schools, hospitals and poor homes alike
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