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A Political Biography of Richard Steele

by Charles A Knight

Richard Steele is famous as an early writer of sentimental drama and as half of the writing team, Addison and Steele. He is notable both for the indirect propaganda he developed with Addison and for the open...


Slaveholders in Jamaica: Colonial Society and Culture during the Era of Abolition

by Christer Petley

Explores the social composition of the Jamaican slaveholding class during the era of the British campaign to end slavery, looking at their efforts to maintain control over local society and considering how their...


Military Economics, Culture and Logistics in the Burma Campaign, 1942-1945

by Graham Dunlop

Following the fall of Burma to the Japanese in May 1942, reopening and expanding the link from India to China through Burma became the allied force's principal war aim in South-East Asia. This book argues that...


Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Russia

by Galina Ulianova

This pioneering work comprehensively examines the history of female entrepreneurship in the Russian Empire during nineteenth-century industrial development.


Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland

by Diarmid A Finnegan

The relationship between science and civil society is essential to our understanding of cultural change during the Victorian era. Finnegan's study looks at the shifting nature of this process during the nineteenth...


James Watt, Chemist: Understanding the Origins of the Steam Age

by David Philip Miller

Miller examines Watt's illustrious engineering career in light of his parallel interest in chemistry, arguing that Watt's conception of steam engineering relied upon chemical understandings.


Monstrous Births and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Germany

by Jennifer Spinks

Presents an exmination of printed representations of monstrous births in German-speaking Europe from the end of the fifteenth century and through the sixteenth century, beginning with a seminal series of broadsheets...


The Evolution of Sympathy in the Long Eighteenth Century

by Jonathan Lamb

This work represents a concise history of sympathy in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, considering the phenomenon of shared feeling from five related angles: charity, the market, global exploration,...


Enlightenment and Modernity: The English Deists and Reform

by Wayne Hudson

The writers known as the English deists were not simply religious controversialists, but agents of reform who contributed to the emergence of modernity. This title claims that these writers advocated a failed...


A Political Biography of Henry Fielding

by J A Downie

Existing accounts of Fielding's political ideas are insufficiently aware of the structure of politics in the first half of the eighteenth century, and of the ways in which Whig political ideology developed following...


Migrants and Urban Change: Newcomers to Antwerp, 1760-1860

by Anne Winter

Taking the Belgian city of Antwerp as a case-study, this book argues that the direction of nineteenth century societal change was such as to make some groups of people better suited to reap the benefits of new...


British Narratives of Exploration: Case Studies on the Self and Other

by Frederic Regard

Features a collection of essays that focus on British travel narratives from the seventeenth through to the nineteenth centuries. This work investigates how the early explorers' sense of self was destabilised...


India in the French Imagination: Peripheral Voices, 1754-1815

by Kate Marsh

Examines metropolitan French-language representations of India from the period between the recall of Dupleix to France to the Second Treaty of Paris. This book explores what a European power, territorially peripheral...


The English Empire in America, 1602-1658: Beyond Jamestown

by L H Roper

This study situates the colonization of Virginia, the centrepiece of early English overseas settlement activity, in the social and political landscape of the early seventeenth century.


The Revenue Imperative: The Union's Financial Policies During the American Civil War

by Jane S Flaherty

Provides a comprehensive overview of the Union financial policies during the American Civil War. This work argues that the revenue imperative, the need to keep pace with the burgeoning expenses of the conflict,...


Towards Modern Public Finance: The American War with Mexico, 1846-1848

by James W Cummings

Addresses the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. This study argues that the successful financing of the American-Mexican War had a long-term beneficial effect on American financial institutions...


A Political Biography of Delarivier Manley

by Rachel Carnell

A Tory pamphleteer, playwright and satirical historian, Delarivier Manley was regarded by her contemporaries Jonathan Swift and Robert Harley as a key member of the Tory propaganda team. This biography offers...


Typhoid in Uppingham: Analysis of a Victorian Town and School in Crisis, 1875-7

by Nigel Richardson

Explores public health strategy and central-local government relations during the mid-nineteenth-century, using the experience of Uppingham, England, as a micro-historical case study. This study compares the...


Domesticating Electricity: Technology, Uncertainty and Gender, 1880-1914

by Graeme Gooday

A socio-cultural study of the history of electricity during the late Victorian and Edward periods. It shows how technology, authority and gender interacted in pre-World War I Britain.


Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial India

by Angma Dey Jhala

Examines the political worldview of courtly and royal women in India during the late colonial and post-Independence period. This book offers a history of the zenana, which served as the 'women's courts' or 'female...