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Slavery, Memory and Identity: National Representations and Global Legacies

by Douglas Hamilton, Kate Hodgson & Joel Quirk

This is the first book to explore national representations of slavery in an international comparative perspective. Contributions span a wide geographical range, covering Europe, North America, West and South...


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...


I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus: The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide

by Ann Hodgman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Heroic Life of George Gissing, Part III: 1897-1903

by Pierre Coustillas

This ambitious three-volume biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing both chronologically and in close detail. This final volume in Coustillas's prodigious biography examines the turbulent last...


Winifred Holtby's Social Vision: 'Members One of Another'

by Lisa Regan

Winifred Holtby (1898-1935) is best-known today for her friendship with fellow feminist and pacifist Vera Brittain and for her last novel, South Riding. This is the first monograph to provide a literary criticism...


Disabled Children: Contested Caring, 1850-1979

by Anne Borsay & Pamela Dale

This volume of essays attempts to identify the shared experiences of disabled children and examine the key debates about their care and control. The essays follow a chronological progression while focusing on...


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...


Money in the Pre-Industrial World: Bullion, Debasements and Coin Substitutes

by John H Munro

The papers in this edited volume discuss key elements of monetarism, including coin denominations, the role of bullion and case studies of substitute moneys.


Fashioning the Silver Fork Novel

by Cheryl A Wilson

Fashion and celebrity may be twenty-first century obsessions, but they were also key concepts in Regency culture. Both celebrated and condemned for their popularity, silver fork novels were extremely prolific...


Wordsworth's Poetic Collections, Supplementary Writing and Parodic Reception

by Brian R Bates

Wordsworth's process of revision, his organization of poetic volumes and his supplementary writings are often seen as distinct from his poetic composition. Bates asserts that an analysis of these supplementary...


Jane Austen's Civilized Women: Morality, Gender and the Civilizing Process

by Enit Karafili Steiner

Jane Austen's six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner's study uses a variety of contexts to appraise Austen's work: Scottish Enlightenment theories...


The Economies of Latin America: New Cliometric Data

by César Yáñez & Albert Carreras

The economic backwardness of Latin America and the Caribbean has long been discussed, but seldom been the subject of such a wide-ranging quantitative study. The twelve essays in this collection present a twenty-first-century...


Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale: by Sydney Owenson

by Jenny McAuley

This is the first modern scholarly edition of Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale (1818). Owenson's seventh novel, it is the most sophisticated of her four 'national tales'. Owenson combined conventional romance...


The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World

by Shino Konishi

This is the first historical study of indigenous Australian masculinity. Using the reactions of eighteenth-century western explorers to Aboriginal men, Konishi argues that these encounters were not as negative...


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...


Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910

by Joe Kember, John Plunkett & Jill A Sullivan

Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education...


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.


Romantic Marginality: Nation and Empire on the Borders of the Page

by Alex Watson

This is the first critical study of Romantic-era annotation or marginalia - footnotes, endnotes, glossaries - which formed a vital site of literary interaction.


Utilitarian Biopolitics: Bentham, Foucault and Modern Power

by Anne Brunon-Ernst

The works of Foucault and Bentham have been regularly examined in isolation, yet rarely has the relationship between them been discussed. This study traces the full breadth of that relationship within the fields...


Venice and the Cultural Imagination: 'This Strange Dream upon the Water'

by Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy & Sarah Wootton

In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. This edited collection of eleven essays draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to ask...