Seminar Questions

Key Reading

Leanore Davidoff, 'The Family in Britain' in F. M. L. Thompson (ed.), The Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750-1950, Volume 2, pp. 71-129

British History and the Census [Data for the Gorbals (Excel Spreadsheet) 1851 and (Excel Spreadsheet) 1881, Sandyford (Excel Spreadsheet) 1851 and (Excel Spreadsheet) 1881]

(PDF Document) Household Composition Form [to help you analyse types of households and families]


Further Reading

Michael Anderson, Family Structure in Nineteenth-Century Lancashire

J. Burnett (ed.), Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family from the 1820s to the 1920s

Karen Chase and Michael Levenson, The spectacle of intimacy : a public life for the Victorian family

Shani D'Cruze, 'The Family', in Chris Williams (ed.), Companion to Nineteenth-century Britain

Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850

Llewellyn Davies, Life as We Have Known It

Anna Davin, Growing up Poor: Home, house and street in London

Carol Dyhouse, Feminism and the Family in England, 1880-1939

Carol Dyhouse, Girls Growing Up in Late-Victorian and Edwardian England

Eilidh Garrett, Alice Reid, Kevin Schürer and Simon Szreter, Changing family size in England and Wales: place, class and demography 1891–1911

Eleanor Gordon and Gwyneth Nair, Public lives : women, family and society in Victorian Britain

Jane Lewis (ed.), Labour and Love: Women's Experience of Home and Family

Maud Pember Reeves, Round About a Pound a Week

Rita Rhodes, Women and the Family in Post-Famine Ireland, chs. 3, 5

John Tosh, A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian Britain

Anthony Wohl, (ed) The Victorian Family: Structures and Stresses

Further Data:

(Excel Spreadsheet) Ashford 1851


Historical Population Reports