Penn State
Andrew August
Professor of History
The Pennsylvania State University

Department of History

Penn State Abington

1600 Woodland Rd.

Abington, PA 19001

Office Address 411 Sutherland

Phone 215-881-7584
Fax 215-881-7333

Andy August studies modern British social history and teaches European history.

Professor August is also Honors Coordinator at Penn State Abington.

He is co-editor (with Robert E. Wright) of the monograph series Perspectives in Economic and Social History, published by Pickering and Chatto.

Research Interests | Education | PublicationsCourses Taught

Research Interests

Working-Class Life in Britain, 1832-1940

Crime and Punishment in Victorian Britain

Gender and British Society


PhD, Columbia University, 1993

MA, Columbia University, 1985

BA, University of Michigan, 1984

Selected Publications

“Narrative, Experience and Class: Nineteenth-Century Social History in Light of the Linguistic Turn” History Compass 9 (2011): 384-396.

“Gender and 1960s Youth Culture: The Rolling Stones and the New Woman, 1966-1976,” Contemporary British History 23:1 (March, 2009): 79-100.

The British Working Class 1832-1940 (Harlow, Essex: Pearson Longman, 2007).

“A Culture of Consolation?: Rethinking Politics in the London Working Class, 1870-1914,” Historical Research 74 (2001).

“The Reader’s Journal in Lower-Division History Courses: A Strategy to Improve Reading, Writing and Discussions,” The History Teacher 33 (2000).

Poor Women’s Lives: Gender, Work and Poverty in Late-Victorian London (London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999).

“How Separate a Sphere? Poor Women and Paid Work in Late-Victorian London,” Journal of Family History, 19 (1994).

Courses Taught

History 001T: Western Heritage I -- Honors Seminar

History 002: Western Heritage II

History 143: Fascism and Nazism

History 302W: Seminar in History -- Revolution in Modern Europe

History 420: Recent European History

History 438: Modern British History

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