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Middle-Class Life in Victorian Belfast

Alice Johnson


This book reconstructs the social world of upper middle-class Belfast during the time of the city’s greatest growth, between the 1830s and the 1880s. Using extensive primary material including personal correspondence, memoirs, diaries and newspapers, the author draws a rich portrait of Belfast society and explores both the public and inner lives of Victorian bourgeois families. Leading business families like the Corrys and the Workmans, alongside their professional counterparts, dominated Victorian Belfast’s civic affairs, taking pride in their locale and investing their time and money in impr ... More

Keywords: Middle class, Victorian, urban history, British history, Irish history, social history, elites, class relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620313
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620313.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice Johnson, author