Barbara Wootton, 4 March 1982
Show More Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England by Carol Dyhouse.
Routledge, 224 pp., £8.95, October 1981, 9780710008213Show More
Hooligans or Rebels: An Oral History of Working-Class Childhood and Youth 1889-1939 by Stephen Humphries.
Blackwell, 279 pp., £12.50, November 1981, 0 631 12982 0Show More
“... Carol Dyhouse’s book is concerned only with girls, and mainly with those drawn from middle or upper-class circles, although she makes one substantial digression in which she contrasts their educational history with that of their working-class contemporaries in the elementary schools of the day. Stephen Humphries’s story, on the other hand, theoretically covers both sexes, though boys and youths loom larger than their feminine counterparts, and his horizon does not extend beyond the working classes ...”