The Crystal Palace Debates: The Emergence of a Working-Class Leisure Public in Mid-Victorian Britain

Morris, Josh M.


  • This thesis examines the story of the Crystal Palace, focusing on the period from the end of the Great Exhibition of 1851 to its reopening on Sydenham Hill in 1854. The fierce public debates surrounding the Palace illuminate the emergence of a working-class leisure public and its connection to the development of commercial popular recreation. However, despite the grand vision of the Palace as a ... read more
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