Teaching Laboring-Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Behind our contemporary experience of globalization, precarity, and consumerism lies a history of colonization, increasing literacy, transnational trade in goods and labor, and industrialization. Teaching British laboring-class literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries means exploring ideas of class, status, and labor in relation to the historical developments that inform our lives as workers and members of society. This volume demonstrates pedagogical techniques and provides resources for students and teachers on autobiographies, broadside ballads, Chartism and other political movements, georgics, labor studies, satire, service learning, writing by laboring-class women, and writing by laboring people of African descent.
"[A] very rich volume, full of good ideas and likely to be of great value to instructors and scholars. I was impressed by the inventive and imaginative methods the contributors described to teach this fairly new topic." —John Goodridge, Nottingham Trent University
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