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Early Victorian London 1837-1870

Title
Early Victorian London [electronic resource (video)] : 1837-1870 / FremantleMedia.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2008], c1976.
Physical Description
1 streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on Dec. 31, 2008.
Films on Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
When Victoria ascended the throne, there were one-and-a-half million Londoners; at her death, there were four-and-a-half million, a population explosion spurred by the Irish potato famine and new laws which allowed Jews escaping from Russian pogroms to immigrate. London was the largest city in the world-new bridges opened up the city; railroads and docks brought people and goods. The 1851 Crystal Palace exhibition was the largest greenhouse in the world, a symbol of Britannic imperial might; meanwhile, living conditions for the poor became worse and worse. The Victorian belief that cleanliness is next to godliness was concretized by the realization that, for the poor, cleanliness was next to impossible, and do-gooders made some headway in introducing decent low-income housing and washhouses with running water. The principal illustrations: Kensington Palace, The London Docks, Hyde Park, The Crystal Palace, The Albert Memorial, Brick Lane and Fournier St. in Whitechapel, A Model Home on Streatham St., Chichester St. Washhouse, Lancaster Gate and Mews.
Variant and related titles
1837-1870
Films on demand.
Other formats
Originally produced: FremantleMedia, 1976
Format
Images / Online / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 20, 2019
Series
London, the making of a city.
London: The Making of a City
System details note
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience
9 & up.
Contents
London Expansion Under Queen Victoria (3:36)
Prince Albert's Great Exhibition of 1851 (5:09)
Irish and Jewish Immigrants in London (3:37)
London's Poverty (2:27)
Domestic Workers and London's Elite (2:47)
Videorecording number
2692s Infobase
2697 Infobase
Genre/Form
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Also listed under
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Infobase.
FremantleMedia.
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