Monday, February 11, 2013

3.2.1 Summary Chapter 23

During this chapter I learned many things such as:
  • Many prosperous middle class families rented, rather than owned, their homes.
  • One out of every three women in Great Britain between the ages of 15-20 were domestic servants.
  • Herbert Spencer coined the phrase "survival of the fittest," not Charles Darwin.
While Studying this chapter I found it interesting that:
  • There was a great deal of gambling on sporting events which led to an increase in literacy as the working classes wished to understand the racing forms, therefore they needed to be able to read.
  • Prostitution was simply considered a stage of life for many lower and working class girls.
After reading this chapter I am left wondering:
  • Why there was a decrease in cruel sports such as bull baiting and cock fighting.

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