Making english morals

Voluntary association and moral reform in England, 1787-1886

M. J D Roberts*

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Campaigns for moral reform were a recurrent and distinctive feature of public life in later Georgian and Victorian England. Anti-slavery, temperance, charity, cruelty prevention and "social purity" advocates promoted their causes through mobilization of citizen volunteer support. M.J.D. Roberts explores the world of these volunteer networks--their concerns, patterns of recruitment, methods of operation, and responses aroused--to provide an accessible period survey of moral reform.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages321
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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