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The Resource Britons: forging the nation, 1707-1837

Britons: forging the nation, 1707-1837

Label
Britons: forging the nation, 1707-1837
Title
Britons: forging the nation, 1707-1837
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Linda Colley explains how a new British nation was invented in the wake of the 1707 Act of Union, and how a new national identity was forged through war, religion, trade and imperial expansion. The book also includes the stories of individual Britons. This book won the Wolfson Prize
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UkLiU
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1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colley, Linda
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, British
  • Nationalism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Britons: forging the nation, 1707-1837
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Protestants. A less than united kingdom. The struggles of God's elect. Jerusalem the golden. A polity by force of faith -- 2. Profits. Land, trade, war and empire. Jabobitism and the economics of loyalty. Investing in the nation. The price of it all -- 3. Peripheries. New landmarks. John Wilkes and Englishness. A Scottish empire? America and the revolution in British sensibilities -- 4. Dominance. Crisis of an order. The making of the British ruling class. The cultural reconstruction of an elite. Heroes of their own epic -- 5. Majesty. A royal culture confined. Why George III was different. The mechanics of royal celebration. Meanings and magic -- 6. 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 -- 7. Manpower. A nation in arms. Who was willing to fight? The private reasons why. The politics of popular commitment -- 8. Victories? Catholic emancipation and division. Parliamentary reform and compromise. Slavery, freedom and consensus. A nation redefined and undefined -- App. The geography of loyalty in 1745 -- App. Men at arms throughout Great Britain, May 1804 -- App. Volunteers and their chosen sphere of action in 1798
Extent
xii, 429 pages.
Isbn
9780712660501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Britons: forging the nation, 1707-1837
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Protestants. A less than united kingdom. The struggles of God's elect. Jerusalem the golden. A polity by force of faith -- 2. Profits. Land, trade, war and empire. Jabobitism and the economics of loyalty. Investing in the nation. The price of it all -- 3. Peripheries. New landmarks. John Wilkes and Englishness. A Scottish empire? America and the revolution in British sensibilities -- 4. Dominance. Crisis of an order. The making of the British ruling class. The cultural reconstruction of an elite. Heroes of their own epic -- 5. Majesty. A royal culture confined. Why George III was different. The mechanics of royal celebration. Meanings and magic -- 6. 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 -- 7. Manpower. A nation in arms. Who was willing to fight? The private reasons why. The politics of popular commitment -- 8. Victories? Catholic emancipation and division. Parliamentary reform and compromise. Slavery, freedom and consensus. A nation redefined and undefined -- App. The geography of loyalty in 1745 -- App. Men at arms throughout Great Britain, May 1804 -- App. Volunteers and their chosen sphere of action in 1798
Extent
xii, 429 pages.
Isbn
9780712660501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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