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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...


Natural Science and the Origins of the British Empire

by Sarah Irving

Represents a history of the British Empire that takes account of the sense of empire as intellectual as well as geographic dominion: the historiography of the British Empire, with its preoccupation of empire...


The Scottish People and the French Revolution

by Bob Harris

Presents a study of the political culture of Scotland in the 1790s. This book compares the emergence of 'the people' as a political force, with popular political movements in England and Ireland. It analyses...


A Political Biography of Jonathan Swift

by David Oakleaf

Most famous as the author of "Gulliver's Travels", Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was one of the most important propagandists and satirists of his day. This study seeks to contextualize Swift within the political...


Virginia and the Panic of 1819: The First Great Depression and the Commonwealth

by Clyde A Haulman

Argues that the Panic of 1819 was America's first experience with a modern boom-bust cycle, and most importantly, much more than a banking panic resulting from the mismanagement of the newly created second Bank...


Government Debts and Financial Markets in Europe

by Fausto Piola Caselli

Contains essays by historians of economic and financial history. It illuminates the relationships between government indebtedness and the development of financial markets in Europe from the late Middle Ages...


The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain

by Jessica Ratcliff

In nineteenth century, the British Government spent money measuring the distance between the earth and the sun using observations of the transit of Venus. This book presents a narrative of the two Victorian...


Merchants and the Military in Eighteenth-Century Britain: British Army Contracts and Domestic Supply, 1739-1763

by Gordon Bannerman

Investigates the contract sector of the British Army during the long eighteenth century. This book argues that this group of financiers, private merchants, businessmen and farmers represented a vital interest...


Adam Ferguson: History, Progress and Human Nature

by Eugene Heath & Vincenzo Merolle

Unique among the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson saw two eighteenth-century revolutions, the American and the French. This monograph contains essays that range across all of Ferguson's...


Missionary Education and Empire in Late Colonial India, 1860-1920

by Hayden J A Bellenoit

Contributes simultaneously to both British imperial and Indian history. This work demonstrates that missionary understandings and interactions with India, rather than being party to imperial ideologies, often...


Joseph Banks and the British Museum: The World of Collecting 1770-1830

by Neil Chambers

Concentrating on the explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks (1743-1820), this book explores the early history of collections at the British Museum. Taking Banks' extraordinary career as its basis, it examines...


A Political Biography of Daniel Defoe

by P N Furbank & W R Owens

Furbank and Owens attempt to disentangle the story of Daniel Defoe's political career, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent. They argue that this remarkable career calls for a good...


Possession, Puritanism and Print: Darrell, Harsnett, Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Exorcism Controversy

by Marion Gibson

Tells a story of injustice and passionate resistance to religious persecution in the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Through an analysis of a sensational series of demonic possessions and exorcisms, this...