In the fall of 2016 students posted their blogs and dioramas to this website. This is an archive of their work along.
While many students produced strong essays, these are the strongest final essays in the class, building off of the work done in their blog posts and “peep show” dioramas.
The Poison Mania: Why Mary Ann Cotton Scared Victorian Society
The Role of Class and Gender in Victorian Investigations and Trials: the 1815 Case of Eliza Fenning
Phoenix Park: Not Just a Walk in the Woods
What the Boy Jones and Poachers Have in Common: Defining the Criminal and Politicising Crime in Victorian Britain
Class and Socialism
Uncovering Perspectives through an Analysis of a Murder
Difficulties in Defending Convents and Catholic Sisterhood in Victorian England
Margaret Waters: the Role of the Baby Farmer in Victorian Society
Sugar, Spice, and Everything…Maybe not so Nice
The Red Barn Murder: A Victorian Sensation
The Unconventional Case of Francois Benjamin Courvoisier: the Murder of Lord William Russell and the Archetypes of the Victorian Criminal
The Case of Margaret Waters