The Victorian Era 1832-1901. Learning Objectives. To identify the major authors and literary contributors of the Victorian period. To recognize the major literary characteristics of the period. To understand how the politics of a time period can influence its literature.
1840s – Depression, widespread unemployment, bad environmental conditions caused by manufacturing and mining. Rioting.
1842 – The Mine Act prevents women and children from working in mines.
1844 – Factory Acts – Limits workers under age 18 to only 12 hours of work per day
Late 1800s – Bismarck’s Germany confronts England w/ powerful threats to navy and industry