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The civilisation of the crowd : popular culture in England, 1750-1900

Author: John Golby; A W Purdue
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 1999.
Series: Sutton history paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Popular Culture in England at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution was largely rural: by the end of the nineteenth century it had become a mainly urban - and highly commercialised - phenomenon. It had changed from a culture of leisure pursuits related to the church year and blood sports like cock-fighting to one of music hall, seaside holidays and football leagues. Throughout, however, popular culture  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Golby, John.
Civilisation of the crowd.
Stroud : Sutton, 1999
(OCoLC)654693882
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Golby; A W Purdue
ISBN: 0750921781 9780750921787
OCLC Number: 59433329
Notes: Previous edition: London : Batsford Academic and Educational, 1984.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The 'old' popular culture --
Popular culture and its enemies --
Continuity and change in popular culture --
Improving and amusing recreations 1820-80 --
Popular culture and the labouring classes --
Popular culture and the Victorian middle classes --
Popular culture in a mature class society --
The civilisation of the crowd.
Series Title: Sutton history paperbacks
Responsibility: J.M. Golby and A.W. Purdue.

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Popular culture in England at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution was largely rural; by the end of the 19th century it had become urban and commercialized. This text argues, however, that  Read more...

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