Title

Newspapers in Victorian Britain

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

History Compass

Publication Date

4-2007

Volume

2

Issue

1

Abstract

This article argues that while the prolific scholarship on the Victorian press arguably does not constitute a coherent research field that engages with common concerns, broader trends can be identified into which much of the scholarship falls. Specifically, many studies of the Victorian press can be categorized around three questions: the level of continuity or rupture between mid-Victorian newspapers and the New Journalism beginning in the 1880s; the press's role in social control; and the role of the press in buttressing and challenging separate spheres ideologies.

DOI

10.1111/j.1478-0542.2004.00101.x

Print ISSN

14780542

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Recommended Citation

Hampton, M. (2004), Newspapers in Victorian Britain. History Compass, 2. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-0542.2004.00101.x