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Liberal Hearts and Coronets - The Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens (Paperback) Loot Price: R491 Discovery Miles 4 910
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Liberal Hearts and Coronets - The Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens (Paperback)

Veronica Strong-Boag

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Scottish aristocrats John Campbell Gordon (1847-1934) and Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon (1857-1939), known as the Aberdeens, rejected both revolution and reaction in their political careers. The aristocratic progressivism and egalitarian marriage of these fervent liberals confounded both contemporaries and historians. John, as viceroy of Ireland and governor-general of Canada, was a notable ally of feminists, workers, and Irish Home Rulers. Ishbel, his viceregal companion and the long-time president of the International Council of Women, was a liberal feminist and Home Ruler whose commitments stirred up even more controversy.Superbly written and informed by decades of research, Liberal Hearts and Coronets is the first biography to treat John Campbell Gordon as seriously as his better-known wife. Examining the Aberdeens' remarkable careers as landlords, philanthropists, and international progressives, Veronica Strong-Boag casts the twilight of the British aristocracy in an entirely new light.

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Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Country of origin: Canada
Release date: February 2015
First published: 2015
Authors: Veronica Strong-Boag
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-1-4426-2602-7
Barcode: 9781442626027
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 1-4426-2602-X

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