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Youth of Darkest England

Working-Class Children at the Heart of Victorian Empire

Youth of Darkest England by Troy Boone
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This book examines the representation of English working-class children — the youthful inhabitants of the poor urban neighborhoods that a number of writers dubbed "darkest England" — in Victorian and Edwardian imperialist literature. In particular, Boone focuses on how the writings for and about youth undertook an ideological project to enlist working-class children into the British imperial enterprise, demonstrating convincingly that the British working-class youth resisted a nationalist identification process that tended to eradicate or obfuscate class differences.

Taylor and Francis; August 2005
ISBN 9781135872700
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Title: Youth of Darkest England
Author: Troy Boone
 
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0203997212
9780203997215
9780415653459
9781135872687
9781135872700