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Victorian & Edwardian Oxfordshire - Eleanor Chance

9781848680302
Title
Victorian & Edwardian Oxfordshire
Author
Eleanor Chance
format
Paperback / softback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
Amberley Publishing
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20081115

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Victorian & Edwardian Oxfordshire illustrates through words and pictures the county in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was a time of change for all levels of society. In the countryside, agriculture was becoming increasingly mechanized and there were bitter struggles over agricultural wages. In Oxford, significant social changes were taking place, the first colleges for women opened in 1879, religious tests in the universities were abolished in 1871 and in 1877 dons acquired the permission to marry. By 1912 William Morris had made his first car in Oxford and begun a process of industrialization and employment opportunity hitherto undreamt of.
The area covered by this book is that of the old county, before 1974 and the reorganization of county boundaries. The photographs, printed here in sepia, depict the farmer and his labourer in the countryside, the traditional industries and the interaction of the city and the university in Oxford. The home life of rich and poor, sports and pastimes, traditional country customs, religious life and education are all depicted in this collection.
The text, composed of a series of extracts gathered from a variety of contemporary sources, helps to bring alive these glimpses of life in the county of a time that is only just outside living memory.

Edition
Revised Edition
Keyword Index
Oxfordshire (England) - History - 19th century.|Oxfordshire (England) - History - 19th century - Pictorial works.|Oxfordshire (England) - History - 20th century.|Oxfordshire (England) - History - 20th century - Pictorial works.|Oxfordshire (England) - Social life and customs - 19th century.|Oxfordshire (England) - Social life and customs - 19th century - Pictorial works.|Oxfordshire (England) - Social life and customs - 20th century.|Oxfordshire (England) - Social life and customs - 20th century
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
128