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Unformatted text preview: Almost like the American economical system today “the very rich were growing rich while the very poor were growing poorer even faster” (Altick 15). The system was skewed to allow the richer to continue growing in wealth and political status while the poorer classes began declining into further depressions. Queen Victoria assumed the name Empress of India in 1876. This role later caused political unrest in her home country. Social conflicts and changes were beginning to become more frequent. The church began to loose its authority and women’s rights were coming to the forefront, much like today within the gay community requesting the government recognize their marriages. The problems during the era were not solved within Victoria’s reign but passed down to the Edwardians to be disentangled. Altick, Richard. Victorian People and Ideas. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1973....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course RHET 102 taught by Professor Deis during the Spring '08 term at Hampden-Sydney.
- Spring '08