History: Donna Andrew's New Book is Out!
Professor Emerita Dr. Donna Andrew has just published a new book: Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England. The book is published by Yale University Press. Congratulations from all of us!
from the jacket: Aristocratic Vice examines the outrage against—and attempts to end—the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England: duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. Each of the four, it was commonly believed, owed its origin to pride. Many felt the law did not go far enough to punish those perpetrators who were members of the elite. Andrew explores each vice’s treatment by the press and shows how a century of public attacks on aristocratic vices promoted a sense of “class superiority” among the soon-to-emerge British middle class.