This course offers students the opportunity to explore aspects of the social and cultural history of London across the 19th century, including the city as a global capital, a center of immigration and ethnic politics, empire, political reform, capitalism and consumption, sexual politics, social criticism, and mass social movements. 


Jennifer Tucker is a historian who studies the interrelations of art and science, photography, and mass visual culture, with a specialization in 19th to mid-20th century British, U.S., and trans-Pacific history. The common threads in her diverse research fields are the dynamics of visual media in modern history, the nature of evidence, public perceptions and practices of history, and the interrelationships of science, technology, and the law.


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