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Policing Prostitution, 1856-1886: Deviance, Surveillance and Morality

by CATHERINE LEE

Focusing on the ports, dockyards and garrison towns of Kent, this study examines the social and economic factors that could cause a woman to turn to prostitution, and how such women were policed.


Crime and Community in Reformation Scotland: Negotiating Power in a Burgh Society

by J R D Falconer

Based on church and state records from the burgh of Aberdeen, this study explores the deeper social meaning behind petty crime during the Reformation. Falconer argues that an analysis of both criminal behaviour...


Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by Malcolm Quinn

The mid-nineteenth century saw the introduction of publicly funded art education as an alternative to the established private institutions. Quinn explores the ways in which members of parliament applied Bentham's...


Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth-Century Irish Song

by Julie Henigan

Focusing on several distinct genres of eighteenth-century Irish song, Henigan demonstrates in each case that the interaction between the elite and vernacular, the written and oral, is pervasive and characteristic...


Entrepreneurial Families: Business, Marriage and Life in the Early Nineteenth Century

by Andrew Popp

Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognized as an important facet of economic history. Popp examines the Shaw family business to present a study of entrepreneurism that puts the family centre stage.


Socialism and Print Culture in America, 1897-1920

by Jason D Martinek

For socialists at the turn of the last century, reading was a radical act. This interdisciplinary study looks at how American socialists used literacy in the struggle against capitalism.


Thomas Dunckerley and English Freemasonry

by Susan Mitchell Sommers

Thomas Dunckerley is a late eighteenth-century icon of British Freemasonry. In one of the first books to provide a scholarly study of English Freemasonry, Sommers uses Dunckerley's case to examine the changeable...


United Islands? The Languages of Resistance

by John Kirk, Andrew Noble & Michael Brown

This is the first title in a new series called Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution. This series will appeal to those involved in English literary studies, as well as those working in fields of study that...


Markets and Growth in Early Modern Europe

by Victoria N Bateman

This is the first study to analyze a wide spread of price data to determine whether market development led to economic growth in the early modern period.


Citizen Soldiers and the British Empire, 1837-1902

by Ian F W Beckett

The British amateur military tradition of raising auxiliary forces for home defence long preceded the establishment of a standing army. This was a model that was widely emulated in British colonies. This volume...


A History of Emotions, 1200-1800

by Jonas Liliequist

The essays in this collection examine emotional responses to art and music, the role of emotions in contemporary notions of gender and sexuality and theoretical questions as to their use.


Merchant Colonies in the Early Modern Period

by Victor N Zakharov, Gelina Harlaftis & Olga Katsiardi-Hering

Merchant colonies were a significant factor for economic growth in Europe during the early modern period. The essays in this collection look at merchant colonies across Europe, assessing their function, legal...


Female Economic Strategies in the Modern World

by Beatrice Moring

This collection of essays looks at the various ways in which women have coped financially in a male-dominated world. Chapters focus on Europe and Latin America, and cover the whole of the modern period.


Anatomy and the Organization of Knowledge, 1500-1850

by Matthew Landers & Brian Muñoz

Across early modern Europe, the growing scientific practice of dissection prompted new and insightful ideas about the human body. This collection of essays explores the impact of anatomical knowledge on wider...


Statistics, Public Debate and the State, 1800-1945: A Social, Political and Intellectual History of Numbers

by Jean-Guy Prévost & Jean Pierre Beaud

Based around a number of illustrative case studies, this book charts the development of our modern-day reliance on statistics. Topics covered include scientific innovations, administrative issues and the use...


Race and Identity in the Tasman World, 1769-1840

by Rachel Standfield

British imperial encounters with indigenous cultures created perceptions and stereotypes that still persist today. The initial creation of racial images in relation to violence had particular consequences for...


The 1641 Depositions and the Irish Rebellion

by Eamon Darcy, Annaleigh Margey & Elaine Murphy

The 1641 Depositions are among the most important documents relating to early modern Irish history. This essay collection is part of a major project run by Trinity College, Dublin, using the depositions to investigate...


A Political Biography of Eliza Haywood

by Kathryn R King

While under arrest in 1750 on suspicion of producing a seditious pamphlet Eliza Haywood insisted she 'never wrote any thing in a political way'. This study of the life and works, the first full-length biography...


Ireland and Empire, 1692-1770

by Charles Ivar McGrath

Historians often view early modern Ireland as a testing ground for subsequent British colonial adventures further afield. McGrath argues against this passive view, suggesting that Ireland played an enthusiastic...


Meat, Commerce and the City: The London Food Market, 1800-1855

by Robyn S Metcalfe

This study examines the struggle between Smithfield market's supporters and detractors and argues that this demonstrates a major shift in the way the urban landscape came to be used.