WOMEN AND VICTORIAN VALUES, 1837-1910
Advice Books, Manuals and Journals for Women
Part 1: Sources from the Bodleian Library, Oxford
To what extent were women's roles and opportunities constrained in the Victorian era? Did the growth of literacy, the explosion of print and the mania for scientific classification help to promulgate class stratification and the notion of seperate spheres? How did gender roles change in the 1890s and during the Edwardian era?
These are some of the questions that can be explored using this resource.
Women and Victorian Values Parts 1-7 offer over 170,000 pages of documentation describing women and the family in Victorian and Edwardian England.
Part 1 contains 89 titles concerning:
- Cookery and Domestic Life.
- Education and Etiquette.
- Fashion, Society and Beauty.
- Language and Literature.
- Letter Writing.
- Marriage and Divorce.
- Mothers and Daughters.
- Religion and Morality.
- Women and the Law.
- Women and Work.
- Women's Health.
- Women's Rights and Status.
This source will welcomed by libraries supporting research in Victorian Studies, social history, literature and gender studies.