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Martineau, Harriet 1802-1876

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Works: 1,580 works in 4,577 publications in 3 languages and 49,773 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Romance fiction  Adventure stories  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Inscriber, Lyricist, Composer, Correspondent
Classifications: PR4984.M5, 823.8
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Retrospect of western travel by Harriet Martineau( Book )

109 editions published between 1838 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a British writer and scholar who can be described as one of the first British sociologists. She was one of the first social theorists to examine all aspects of a society, including social class, religion, national character and the status of women. After the death of her fiancé Martineau published articles on economics and taxation before embarking on a two year tour of the United States in 1834. She immersed herself in American society, visiting both Houses of Congress along with prisons, hospitals and literary and scientific institutions. These volumes contain a description of her travels through America. Written in the form of a travel book, Martineau's sharp powers of observation provide not only a vivid description of America but also insights into the construction of nineteenth century American society. Volume 1 contains her travels from New York to Washington D.C
Society in America by Harriet Martineau( Book )

86 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the close of a long work which I completed in 1834, it was thought desirable that I should travel for two years. I determined to go to the United States, chiefly because I felt a strong curiosity to witness the actual working of republican institutions ... I went with a mind, I believe, as nearly as possible unprejudiced about America, with a strong disposition to admire democratic institutions, but an entire ignorance how far the people of the United States lived up to, or fell below, their own theory ... In the course of this tour, I visited almost every kind of institution. The prisons of Auburn, Philadelphia, and Nashville; the insane and other hospitals of almost every considerable place; the literary and scientific institutions; the factories of the North; the plantations of the South; the farms of the West. I lived in houses which might be called palaces, in log-houses, and in a farm-house. I travelled much in wagons, as well as stages; also on horse back, and in some of the best and worst of steamboats. I saw weddings, and christenings; the gatherings of the richer at watering places, and of the humbler at country festivals. I was present at orations, at land sales, and in the slave market. I was in frequent attendance on the Supreme Court and the Senate; and witnessed some of the proceedings of state legislatures. Above all, I was received into the bosom of many families, not as a stranger, but as a daughter or a sister. I am qualified, if any one is, to testify to the virtues and the peace of the homes of the United States"--V. 1, Introd
Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau( Book )

73 editions published between 1817 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Ibbotson sisters, Hester and Margaret, arrive at the village of Deerbrook to stay with their cousin Mr Grey and his wife, speculation is rife that one of them might marry the local apothecary Edward Hope. Although he is immediately attracted to Margaret, Hope is ultimately persuaded to marry the beautiful Hester. The unhappiness of their marriage is compounded when a malicious village gossip accuses Hope of grave-robbing
Feats on the fiord by Harriet Martineau( Book )

135 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Martineau on women by Harriet Martineau( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The martyr age of the United States by Harriet Martineau( Book )

26 editions published between 1829 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical sketches by Harriet Martineau( Book )

50 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The positive philosophy by Auguste Comte( Book )

9 editions published between 1858 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to observe morals and manners by Harriet Martineau( Book )

65 editions published between 1838 and 2017 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How to Observe Morals and Manners is the first systematic and substantive treatise on the methodology of sociological research. First published in 1838 and long out of print, this new edition presents for modern students research techniques used by those whose work has been the foundation for present-day social science. The book is based upon two years of intensive field research in the United States, and is a pioneering benchmark for all subsequent methodology texts in sociology. Martineau charts a comprehensive guide to sociological observation, exploring problems of bias, hasty generalization, samples, reactivity, interviews, participant observation, corroboration, and data recording techniques. Couching her observations as advice to travellers visiting foreign lands, she warns against preconceptions and urges strict reporting of observed patterns of cross-sections of social life. She also illustrates how to use interview data to corroborate observational data. Pragmatic tips and specific questions are suggested for exploring the major institutions of society, including religion, education, marriage, popular culture, markets, prisons, police, media, government, fine arts, and charities. Intended as a treatise on methodology, the book is also an insightful work of theory. Before Marx, and well before Durkheim and Weber, Martineau examined social class, forms of religion, types of suicide, national character, domestic relations and the status of women, delinquency and criminology, and the intricate interrelationships between social institutions and the individual. The book will be of interest to sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, historians, and researchers in women's studies. The introduction by Michael R. Hill locates the book within Martineau's overall epistemology of social analysis, revealing her to be a reflexive, critical, and scientific pioneer of sociological thought."--Provided by publisher
Miscellanies by Harriet Martineau( Book )

12 editions published between 1836 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household education by Harriet Martineau( Book )

58 editions published between 1849 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hour and the man; a historical romance by Harriet Martineau( Book )

50 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The positive philosophy of Auguste Comte. by Auguste Comte( Book )

19 editions published between 1853 and 2009 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crofton boys : a tale by Harriet Martineau( Book )

78 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1841 novel describes life at a nineteenth-century English boarding school. The hero, Hugh Proctor, comes to the school from a relatively privileged background and suffers there a disfiguring accident that will prove to be the defining challenge of his life
The peasant and the prince by Harriet Martineau( Book )

64 editions published between 1841 and 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains fictionalized biography of Louis XVII, King of France
The history of England during the thirty years' peace: 1816-1846 by Harriet Martineau( Book )

23 editions published between 1849 and 2016 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations of taxation by Harriet Martineau( Book )

18 editions published between 1834 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right and wrong amongst the abolitionists of the United States by John A Collins( Book )

14 editions published between 1841 and 1976 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition in peril, or, The present position of the Owenites or rationalists, considered : together with Miss Martineau's account of communities in America by Samuel Bower( Book )

17 editions published between 1837 and 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Martineau's autobiography by Harriet Martineau( Book )

27 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a British writer who was one of the first social theorists to examine all aspects of a society, including class, religion, national character and the status of women. These volumes, first published in 1877, contain Martineau's unusual autobiography. Written in three months in 1855 when she believed herself to be dying, the original two volumes remained unaltered despite her recovery and continued writing. The third volume, covering the remainder of Martineau's life, was written by her friend and literary executor, Maria Chapman, who had access to Martineau's private papers. These works were the first substantial published account of Martineau's life and work, and remain a remarkable example of the genre for Martineau's vivid descriptions and candid, outspoken opinions of Victorian society. Volume 3 contains Chapman's biography of Martineau. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=martha
 
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The positive philosophy
Alternative Names
Harieta Martino

Harriet Martineau Briton na sosyolohista at manunulat

Harriet Martineau Brits journalist

Harriet Martineau Brits journaliste

Harriet Martineau englische Schriftstellerin

Harriet Martineau English writer and sociologist

Harriet Martineau escritora y activista

Harriet Martineau scrittrice, giornalista e filosofa britannica

Harriet Martineauová

Martineau, H.

Martineau, H. 1802-1876

Martineau, Harriet

Martineau, Henriette 1802-1876

Martineauová, Harriet 1802-1876

Χάριετ Μαρτινό

Мартино, Гарриет

Хариет Мартино

Харијет Мартино

هریت مارتینو

هریت مارتینو مترجم، زبان‌شناس، نویسنده، ژورنالیست، تاریخ‌نگار، و اقتصاددان بریتانیایی

ハリエット・マーティノー

マーティノー, ハリエット

Languages
English (1,083)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

Covers
Society in AmericaDeerbrookThe positive philosophyHow to observe morals and mannersHousehold educationThe hour and the man; a historical romanceThe positive philosophy of Auguste Comte.Harriet Martineau's autobiography