Penn State
Andrew August
Professor of History
The Pennsylvania State University

Address
Department of History

Penn State Abington

1600 Woodland Rd.

Abington, PA 19001

Office Address 411 Sutherland

Phone 215-881-7584
Fax 215-881-7333
E-Mail axa24@psu.edu

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


Education

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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