Anthony S. Wohl
Anthony Wohl retired, after almost 40 years at Vassar, at the end of the academic year, 2001-2002.
He did his undergraduate work at Jesus College, Cambridge University, England and received his B.A. (Hons.) degree there in 1958. He then came across to do graduate work at Brown University, and received his Ph.D. there in 1966. He and Judy, his wife, now divide their time between Ipswich, MA and Poughkeepsie. He would be delighted to hear from his former students. He often wonders how "life after Vassar" has been for you. Do let him know: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to see the Wohls' personal home page visit http://faculty.vassar.edu/wohl/.
The Bitter Cry of Outcast London (Leicester University Press and Humanities Press, 1970). Editor, with introduction and notes.
The Eternal Slum: Housing and Social Policy in Victorian London (Edward Arnold and McGill-Queens University Press, 1977).
The Victorian Family: Structure and Stresses (Croom Helm and St. Martin's Press, 1978). Editor, with introduction and chapter.
Endangered Lives: Public Health in Victorian and Edwardian England (J. M. Dent and Harvard University Press, 1983). Re-issued in slightly revised edition: University Paperbacks, Methuen, 1983.
Ragged London in 1861, editor, with introduction and critical textual notes of J. Hollingshead's work, first published in 1861. (J. M. Dent, Everyman Library, 1986).
Chapters in Books
"The Housing of the Working Classes in London, 1815-1914", S. D. Chapman, ed., The History of Working-Class Housing (David and Charles, 1971).
"Unfit for Human Habitation", H. J. Dyos and M. Wolff, eds., The Victorian City, Vol. II (Routledge, Kegan Paul, 1973).
"Sex and the Single Room: Incest among the Victorian Working Classes", A. S. Wohl, ed., The Victorian Family: Structure and Stresses (Croom Helm and St. Martin's Press, 1978).
"'Ben JuJu': Representations of Disraeli's Jewishness in the Victorian Political Cartoon," Todd M. Endelman and Tony Kushner, eds., Disraeli's Jewishness (Vallentine Mitchell, 2002).
M. L. McDougall, ed., The Working Class in Modern Europe (D. C. Heath, Problems in European Civilization, 1975).
C. Lambert and D. Weir, Cities in Modern Britain (Fontana/Colllins, 1975).
S. Ozment and F.M. Turner, eds., The Many Sides of History. Readings in the Western Heritage, Vol. II, The Seventeenth Century to the Present (Macmillan University Paperbacks, 1987).
Articles in Journals
"The Bitter Cry of Outcast London", International Review of Social History, XIII, Part 2, (1968).
"Octavia Hill and the Homes of the London Poor", Journal of British Studies (May, 1971). "The 1880s. A New Generation?", Nineteenth Century Studies, Vol. 4 (1990) lead article, pp.1-23.
"Social Explorations among the London Poor: Theatre or Laboratory?", Revue Francaise de Civilisation Britannique, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 77-97 (February, 1991) (a special issue devoted to "Poverty and Welfare in Great Britain in the Nineteenth Century").
"'Gold and Mud': Capitalism and Culture in Victorian England", Albion, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Summer, 1991).
"'Dizzi-Ben-Dizzi': Disraeli as Alien", The Journal of British Studies Vol. 34, No. 3 (July, 1995).
"'Ben JuJu': Representations of Disraeli's Jewishness in the Victorian Political Cartoon", Jewish History, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Fall, 1996). Haifa University Press, University Press of New England in association with Brandeis University Press. Issue devoted entirely to Disraeli's Jewishness.
"Will the Real Benjamin Disraeli Please Stand Up? Or the Importance of being Earnest." A review article on the state of Disraeli studies in England and America. Nineteenth Century Studies, Vol. 11, 1997.
Entry in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
"Andrew Mearns" (Congregational minister and social reformer).