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Empire, Education, and Indigenous Childhoods: Nineteenth-Century Missionary Infant Schools in Three British Colonies

by Helen May, Baljit Kaur & Larry Prochner

Examining the experiences of very young 'native' children in three British colonies, the authors focus on the shared as well as unique aspects of the colonial experience in infant schools across the northern...


The River Pollution Dilemma in Victorian England: Nuisance Law versus Economic Efficiency

by Leslie Rosenthal

Nineteenth-century Britain witnessed a dramatic increase in its urban population, as a hitherto largely rural economy transformed itself into an urban one. Though the political and social issues arising from...


Wellington in India

by Jac Weller

The third book in Jac Weller's trilogy concerns the period before the future Duke of Wellington faced Napoleon's armies, but during which he earned his spurs as a military commander. It was in India that he...


Messenger of Death: Captain Nolan and the Charge of the Light Brigade

by David Buttery

Captain Louis Nolan delivered the order that produced one of the most famous blunders in all military history - the Charge of the Light Brigade. Nolan's conduct and the Charge itself have been the subject of...


The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century

by Jürgen Osterhammel & Patrick Camiller

A comprehensive examination of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic portrait of a world in flux. Jürgen Osterhammel, a scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth...


A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

by Ekaterina Pravilova

“Property rights” and “Russia” do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state....


Titled Americans, 1890: AThe Real Heiresses' Guide to Marrying An Aristocrat

by Chauncey M Depew & Eric Dr. Homberger

This unique reproduction is the how-to directory which guided wealthy American heiresses in their quest to marry a titled British aristocrat in the turn-of-the-century Downton Abbey era, the core story of the...


Gladstone, Gordon and the Sudan Wars: The Battle over Imperial Invention in the Victorian Age

by Fergus Nicoll

General Gordon's death in Khartoum on 26 January 1885 - and the fall of the besieged city to the forces of the Mahdi - was a crucial episode in British imperial history. It was deeply controversial at the time,...


Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

When Indonesia’s Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano’s massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped...


Information Beyond Borders: International Cultural and Intellectual Exchange in the Belle Époque

by W. Boyd Rayward

This book analyses the dynamics of the emerging networks of individuals, organizations, technologies and publications by which means information was exchanged across and through all kinds of borders and boundaries...


James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire

by Edward P. Crapol

In James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire, author Edward P. Crapol assesses Blaine's role as an architect of empire and revisits the ambitious imperialistic goals of this two-time secretary of state. Crapol examines...


Mitford's Japan: Memories and Recollections, 1866-1906

by Hugh Cortazzi

As the preface to this new edition points out, Mitford (Algernon Bertram, the first Lord Redesdale) was a gifted writer whose descriptions of Japan, during the critical time of transition from a feudal to a...


Bayonne and Toulouse 1813-14: Wellington invades France

by Nick Lipscombe

The news of Wellington's momentous victory at Vitoria on 21 June 1813 reached London in early July. The celebration spawned an expectation of a rapid conclusion to events in the Peninsula. His Majesty's Government...


The Chesapeake Campaigns 1813-15: Middle Ground of the War of 1812

by Scott Sheads & Graham Turner

The War of 1812 was never the most popular of conflicts on both sides of the Atlantic. Bogged down by their involvement in the Napoleonic conflict in Europe, the British largely relied on the power of the Royal...


Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It

by Susannah Ural

Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades is the story of families enduring the whirlwind of the Civil War, told through the words of famous and ordinary citizens and ranging from the battlefield to the home front, from...


Tradition and Innovation in English Retailing, 1700 to 1850: Narratives of Consumption

by Ian Mitchell

Three decades of research into retailing in England from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries has established a seemingly clear narrative: fixed shops were widespread from an early date; 'modern' methods...


For the Soul of France

by Frederick Brown

Frederick Brown, cultural historian, author of acclaimed biographies of Émile Zola (“Magnificent”—The New Yorker) and Flaubert (“Splendid . . . Intellectually nuanced, exquisitely written”—The New...


The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe

by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

The shtetl was home to two-thirds of East Europe’s Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, yet it has long been one of the most neglected and misunderstood chapters of the Jewish experience. This...


Reflecting on Darwin

by Eckart Voigts, Barbara Schaff & Monika Pietrzak-Franger

Taking up the historical evolution of Darwin and his theories and the cultural responses they have inspired, this collection looks at Darwin's influence on contemporary media, neo-Victorian literature and culture,...


Evolution and the Victorians: Science, Culture and Politics in Darwin's Britain

by Jonathan Conlin

Charles Darwin's discovery of evolution by natural selection was the greatest scientific discovery of all time. The publication of his 1859 book, On the Origin of Species, is normally taken as the point at which...