Making English Morals by M. J. D. Roberts
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Making English Morals
By M. J. D. Roberts

Making English Morals

Voluntary Association and Moral Reform in England, 1787-1886

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Making English Morals by M. J. D. Roberts

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  • Winner of Whitfield Prize 2005.

Book Description

Campaigns for moral reform were a recurrent and distinctive feature of public life in later Georgian and Victorian England. Anti-slavery, temperance, charity organisation, cruelty prevention, 'social purity' advocates, and more, all promoted their causes through mobilisation of citizen volunteer support. This 2004 book sets out to explore the world of these volunteer networks, their foci of concern, their patterns of recruitment, their methods of operation and the responses they aroused. In its exploration of this culture of self-consciously altruistic associational effort, the book provides a systematic survey of moral reform movements as a distinct tradition of citizen action over this period, as well as casting light on the formation of a middle-class culture torn, in this stage of economic and political nation-building, between acceptance of a market-organised society and unease about the cultural consequences of doing so. This is a revelatory book that is both compelling and accessible.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521833899
ISBN-10: 0521833892
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This 2004 book is an exploration of the volunteer networks for moral reforms of late Georgian and Victorian England.

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Author Biography - M. J. D. Roberts

M. J. D. Roberts is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern History, Macquarie University, Sydney. He is the author of numerous articles on volunteer association in religious and philanthropic life of the 18th and 19th centuries, and has held visiting fellowships at the Universities of Adelaide and of Edinburgh, and at All Souls College, Oxford.

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