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Britons : forging the nation, 1707-1837

Title
Britons : forging the nation, 1707-1837 / Linda Colley.
ISBN
9780300152807
0300152809
Edition
Rev. ed., with new introductory essay.
Publication
New Haven, Connecticut ; London : Yale University Press, 2014.
Copyright Notice Date
©2014
Physical Description
xxxi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Previous edition: London : Pimlico, 2003. originally published by Yale University Press 1992, first published in paperback 1994.
Summary
"In this book, Linda Colley combines imperial, political, social and cultural history to analyse the evolution of Britishness, evoking its enduring tensions as well as its powerful characteristics."--Jacket.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 21, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Protestants. A less than united kingdom; The struggles of God's elect; Jerusalem the golden; A polity by force of faith
Profits. Land, trade, war and empire; Jacobitism and the economics of loyalty; Investing in the nation; The price of it all
Peripheries. New landmarks; John Wilkes and Englishness; A Scottish empire?; America and the revolution in British sensibilities
Dominance. Crisis of an order; The making of the British ruling class; The cultural reconstruction of an elite; Heroes of their own epic
Majesty. A royal culture confined; Why George III was different; The mechanics of royal celebration; Meanings and magic
Womanpower. Beating against the bonds of womanhood; War and the sexes; making separate spheres work for women; A woman's place is in the nation
Manpower. A nation in arms; Who was willing to fight?; The private reasons why; The politics of popular commitment
Victories? Catholic emancipation and division; Parliamentary reform and compromise; Slavery, freedom and consensus; A nation redefined and undefined
Appendices. The Geography of Loyalty in 1745; Men at Arms throughout Great Britain, May 1804; Volunteers and their Chosen Sphere of Action in 1798.
Genre/Form
History.
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