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The Resource 'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles' : Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society, edited by Elizabeth Baigent and Ben Cowell

'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles' : Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society, edited by Elizabeth Baigent and Ben Cowell

Label
'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles' : Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society
Title
'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles'
Title remainder
Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elizabeth Baigent and Ben Cowell
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume reassesses the life and work of Octavia Hill, housing reformer, open space campaigner, co-founder of the National Trust, founder of the Army Cadet Force, and the first woman to be invited to sit on a royal commission. In her lifetime she was widely regarded as an authority on a broad range of social problems. Yet despite her early pre-eminence, and the remarkable success of the institutions which she helped to found, Hill fell from public favour in the twentieth century. The book provides a nuanced portrait of Hill and her work in a broader context of social change, reflecting recent scholarship on nineteenth-century society in general, and on philanthropy and preservation, and women's role in them, in particular
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
  • 306.092
  • 920 HILL
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN385.5
LC item number
.N6 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baigent, Elizabeth
  • Cowell, Ben
  • University of London
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hill, Octavia
  • Social change
  • Great Britain
  • Society
Target audience
specialized
Label
'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles' : Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society, edited by Elizabeth Baigent and Ben Cowell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0027293166
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 329 pages
Isbn
9781909646001
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles' : Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society, edited by Elizabeth Baigent and Ben Cowell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0027293166
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 329 pages
Isbn
9781909646001
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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