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The Language of Whiggism: Liberty and Patriotism, 1802-1830

by Kathryn Chittick

The premise of Chittick's study is that the national discourse found in British periodical literature of 1802-30 is crucial to an understanding of the literary language of the era.


English Catholics and the Education of the Poor, 1847-1902

by Eric G Tenbus

Filling an important gap in the historiography of Victorian Britain, this book examines the English Catholic Church's efforts during the second half of the nineteenth century to provide elementary education...


The Sublime Invention: Ballooning in Europe, 1783-1820

by Michael R Lynn

Ballooning, like the Enlightenment, was a Europe-wide movement and a massive cultural phenomenon. Lynn argues that in order to understand the importance of science during the age of the Enlightenment and Atlantic...


Australian Between Empires: The Life of Percy Spender

by David Lowe

Part biography, part transnational history, this study details the life and career of Percy Spender, one of Australia's most prominent twentieth-century political figures.


Rural Unwed Mothers: An American Experience, 1870-1950

by Mazie Hough

Drawing extensively from agency records, newspaper accounts, sociological studies and court documents, Hough explores the experiences of rural white unwed mothers in Maine and Tennessee.


Montesquieu and England: Enlightened Exchanges, 1689-1755

by Ursula Haskins Gonthier

Gonthier sets Montesquieu's work in the context of early eighteenth-century Anglo-French relations, taking a comparative approach to show how Montesquieu's engagement with English thought and writing persisted...


A Political Biography of Alexander Pope

by Pat Rogers

This is the first study to assess the entire career of Alexander Pope (1688-1744) in relation to the political issues of his time.


The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837

by Songho Ha

The American System was implemented by the US government after the American-British War of 1812 to develop a national domestic market. This study explores the rise and fall of the system between its inception...


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...