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Victorian Popular Culture

Victorian Popular Culture
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1779 - 1930. (Adam Matthew Digital) limited to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Texas at Austin fulltext of articles available
Describes popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe during the years 1779 to 1930. Concerned primarily with texts published during the "long" nineteenth century, from the beginnings of Mesmerism in 1779 through to the 1930s. Covers English, History, Drama and Cultural Studies with a wealth of visual resources. Arranged in three subject sections:

  • Popular Enchantments: Magicians, Conjurors and Illusionists
  • Spiritualism: Mediums, Psychics and Spirits
  • From Mesmer’s ‘New Science’ to Animal Magnetism, Hypnotism and Psychical Research

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin contributed material to this project.

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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century




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