The mid-nineteenth century in England was a period of considerable social upheaval produced by widespread economic, political, and technological shifts. The decades following the Napoleonic wars brought repeated class conflicts and economic depressions as well as continual expansion of British imperial interests and increasing industrialization. The 1850s, in particular, were a period of intense social redefinition in England. The widespread introduction of steam power into manufacturing brought about what many have identified as the Second Industrial Revolution.
Reading CultureÂ by Diana George and John Trimbur is not a how-to text on writing but rather a how-to text on thinking critically of American culture.Â Â As a visually stimulating reader reflecting everyday encounters through articles and illustrations,Â Reading CultureÂ succeeds in capturing its audienceâ€™s attention.Â Â George and Trimburâ€™s idea is â€œto treat contemporary American culture as a vast research […]