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Home Economics: Food, Money, and Emotions in Victorian Britain

A guest lecture by Emma Griffin, Professor of Modern British History, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. 

In Victorian Britain, dramatic economic growth contributed to a period of national prosperity. Yet, just as in many of today’s prosperous societies, large communities of working-class people in both rural and urban areas failed to share in the gains they helped create. In this talk, Griffin turns to the family and the sharing of resources among husbands, wives, and children, to shed light on why so many remained on the margins of Britain’s newfound prosperity. 

Emma Griffin is Professor of Modern British History at the University of East Anglia. Her writing on life in Britain during the Industrial Revolution has been published in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and a number of scholarly journals. She is the author of five books, including Blood Sport: Hunting in Britain since 1066, Liberty’s Dawn: A People’s History of the Industrial Revolution, and most recently, Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy, to be published by Yale University Press in 2020. 

The lecture will be followed from 5pm–7pm by our Opening Reception with good food, good wine, and good conversation.

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Autzen House
811 SW Jefferson Avenue Corvallis, OR 97333-4506

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