Phrenology: Medium and Message

  title={Phrenology: Medium and Message},
  author={A. Mclaren},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={86 - 97}
  • A. Mclaren
  • Published 1974
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
Students of history have been taking a growing interest in that generation of English artisans which forged a distinctive class consciousness in the first half of the nineteenth century. The secularization and increasing concern for education of this class have been cited by labor historians as evidence of a "seeping down" of eighteenth-century rational and materialistic thought. Documenting such a transference of ideas from the middle to lower classes is a difficult task. At first glance it… Expand
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