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Introduction

  • Kevin A. Morrison
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Abstract

Victorian liberalism is currently undergoing reappraisal by scholars in the disciplines of literature and history. In recent years, this reconsideration of liberalism has extended to its lived dimensions. How did liberalism look and feel? How was it practiced? Yet despite the now burgeoning corpus of scholarship on the topic, only a handful of studies have addressed the implications of Victorian liberalism for intimate personal relations and none have considered the relationship of parent and child. This chapter provides an overview of liberal parenting, an introduction to John Morley, and a defense of the microhistorical approach.

Keywords

Victorian liberalism Parenting Microhistory John Morley 

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  • Kevin A. Morrison
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  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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