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Books > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900

Gladstone Centenary Essays (Hardcover): David Bebbington, Roger Swift Gladstone Centenary Essays (Hardcover)
David Bebbington, Roger Swift
R2,254 Discovery Miles 22 540 Out of stock

W. E. Gladstone towers over the politics of the nineteenth century. He is known for his policies of financial rectitude, his campaigns to settle the Irish question and his championship of the rights of small nations. He remains the only British Prime Minister to have served for four separate terms. In 1998 an international conference at Chester College brought together Gladstone scholars to mark the centenary of his death, and many of the papers presented on that occasion are published in this volume. Covering the whole of the statesman's long political life from the first Reform Act to the last decade of the nineteenth century, they range over topics as diverse as parliamentary reform and free trade, Gladstone's English Nonconformist supporters and his Irish Unionist opponents. A select bibliography, arranged by subject, supplies guidance for further research. The collection forms a tribute, appreciative but critical, to the Grand Old Man of British politics.

Gladstone Centenary Essays (Paperback): David Bebbington, Roger Swift Gladstone Centenary Essays (Paperback)
David Bebbington, Roger Swift
R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Out of stock

W. E. Gladstone towers over the politics of the nineteenth century. He is known for his policies of financial rectitude, his campaigns to settle the Irish question and his championship of the rights of small nations. He remains the only British Prime Minister to have served for four separate terms. In 1998 an international conference at Chester College brought together Gladstone scholars to mark the centenary of his death, and many of the papers presented on that occasion are published in this volume. Covering the whole of the statesman's long political life from the first Reform Act to the last decade of the nineteenth century, they range over topics as diverse as parliamentary reform and free trade, Gladstone's English Nonconformist supporters and his Irish Unionist opponents. A select bibliography, arranged by subject, supplies guidance for further research. The collection forms a tribute, appreciative but critical, to the Grand Old Man of British politics.

Nobody's Angels - Middle-Class Women and Domestic Ideology in Victorian Culture (Hardcover): Elizabeth Langland Nobody's Angels - Middle-Class Women and Domestic Ideology in Victorian Culture (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Langland
R1,147 Discovery Miles 11 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
United Irishmen, United States - Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic (Hardcover): David A. Wilson United Irishmen, United States - Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic (Hardcover)
David A. Wilson
R1,161 Discovery Miles 11 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Among the thousands of political refugees who flooded into the United States during the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, none had a greater impact On the early republic than the United Irishmen. They were, according to one Federalist, "the most God-provoking Democrats on this side of Hell". "Every United Irishman", insisted another, "ought to be hunted from the country, as much as a wolf or a tyger". David A. Wilson's lively book is the first to focus specifically on the experiences, attitudes, and ideas of the United Irishmen in the United States.

Wilson argues that America served a powerful symbolic and psychological function for the United Irishmen as a place of wish-fulfillment, where the broken dreams of the failed Irish revolution could be realized. The United Irishmen established themselves on the radical wing of the Republican Party, and contributed to Jefferson's "second American Revolution" of 1800; John Adams counted them among the "foreigners and degraded characters" whom he blamed for his defeat.

After Jefferson's victory, the United Irishmen set out to destroy the Federalists and democratize the Republicans. Some of them believed that their work was preparing the way for the millennium in America. Convinced that the example of America could ultimately inspire the movement for a democratic republic back home, they never lost sight of the struggle for Irish independence. It was the United Irishmen, writes Wilson, who originated the persistent and powerful tradition of Irish-American nationalism.

Sodom on the Thames - Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times (Hardcover): Morris Kaplan Sodom on the Thames - Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times (Hardcover)
Morris Kaplan
R1,170 Discovery Miles 11 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sodom on the Thames looks closely at three episodes involving sex between men in late-nineteenth-century England. Morris Kaplan draws on extensive research into court records, contemporary newspaper accounts, personal correspondence and diaries, even a pornographic novel. He focuses on two notorious scandals and one quieter incident.

In 1871, transvestites "Stella" (Ernest Boulton) and "Fanny" (Frederick Park), who had paraded around London's West End followed by enthusiastic admirers, were tried for conspiracy to commit sodomy. In 1889 1890, the "Cleveland Street affair" revealed that telegraph delivery boys had been moonlighting as prostitutes for prominent gentlemen, one of whom fled abroad. In 1871, Eton schoolmaster William Johnson resigned in disgrace, generating shockwaves among the young men in his circle whose romantic attachments lasted throughout their lives. Kaplan shows how profoundly these scandals influenced the trials of Oscar Wilde in 1895 and contributed to growing anxiety about male friendships.

Sodom on the Thames reconstructs these incidents in rich detail and gives a voice to the diverse people involved. It deepens our understanding of late Victorian attitudes toward urban culture, masculinity, and male homoeroticism. Kaplan also explores the implications of such historical narratives for the contemporary politics of sexuality."

Unauthorized Pleasures - Accounts of Victorian Erotic Experience (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Ellen Bayuk Rosenman Unauthorized Pleasures - Accounts of Victorian Erotic Experience (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Ellen Bayuk Rosenman
R1,159 Discovery Miles 11 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Recent books and exhibitions have shown that Victorians were not so straitlaced about sexual matters as has been popularly assumed. Ellen Bayuk Rosenman's engrossing and enlightening book proves that the Victorians were extraordinarily articulate and resourceful when it came to expressing their sexual desires. Narratives of erotic experience were written, justified to the conservative culture, and circulated for the pleasure of readers. Rosenman's exploration of masculinity and femininity in Victorian sexual storytelling includes an account of the "spermatorrhea panic" that terrified the men of Britain, tells of Theresa Longworth's erotic revisions of the romance plot, and takes up the exhaustive, even exhausting, pornographic epic My Secret Life.Drawing on social history, court cases, medical literature, popular novels, and the diaries and letters of everyday life, Rosenman looks beyond the usual sexual suspects homosexuals and prostitutes, for example to address a range of pleasures that emerged from the ideological structures meant to contain them. She asserts that, however powerful ideology is, it does not script erotic repertoires in definitive or predictable ways, and that individuals can find ways of evading or easing its constraints."

The Forgotten Commissioner - Sir William Mildmay and the Anglo-French Commission of 1750-1755 (Paperback, New): Enid Robbie The Forgotten Commissioner - Sir William Mildmay and the Anglo-French Commission of 1750-1755 (Paperback, New)
Enid Robbie
R513 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R40 (8%) Out of stock

As a middle-aged London lawyer, Sir William Mildmay had a reputation for prudence and frugality that landed him a position on the Anglo-French Commission in Paris. The Commission's ongoing negotiations and failure to ratify the 1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chappelle and resolve long-standing differences were to have far-reaching consequences for the futures of Britain, France, Canada, the American colonies, and India. The contents of William Mildmay's letters, his private commission journal, and his official commission reports provide remarkable first-hand insight into the tortuous process of eighteenth-century diplomacy. Mildmay's notes also raise the fascinating possibility that in the early summer of 1752 a successful end of the treaty negotiations might have been possible, thus preventing or delaying the Seven Years' War. Given the importance of the resulting conflagration for Britain and its Empire, Mildmay's detailed descriptions of the commission's work is a remarkable and unique chronicle of a crucial episode in British and French diplomacy. Enid Robbie's Forgotten Commissioner resurrects the uncertainties, personalities, infighting, and political double-dealing behind the Anglo-French Commission through an examination of one of its quietest but most dedicated participants. As Robbie weaves Mildmay's personal fortunes through the larger diplomatic negotiations, the reader understands that politics and diplomacy were life and death professions, not just for nations, but for individual careers.

The Reverend William Turner - Dissent and Reform in Georgian Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Paperback): Stephen Harbottle The Reverend William Turner - Dissent and Reform in Georgian Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Paperback)
Stephen Harbottle
R974 Discovery Miles 9 740 Out of stock

A biography of the Reverend William Turner, a Unitarian and founder of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Literary & Philosophical Society in 1793, and of many other institutions in Newcastle, from the Royal Jubilee School to the Trustee Savings Bank. The book sets Unitarianism in the context of the late-Georgian period, describing both its beliefs and the contemporary restraints upon their expression. It sketches the Unitarian enthusiasm for education in science and the humanities, in addition to the conventional classics, and shows how Turner's connections with men such as Joseph Priestley, and colleges like Warrington Academy, contributed to his achievements in Newcastle.

Josephine Butler - Her Work and Principles and Their Meaning for the Twentieth Century (Paperback, Facsimilie of 1927 ed):... Josephine Butler - Her Work and Principles and Their Meaning for the Twentieth Century (Paperback, Facsimilie of 1927 ed)
Millicent Garrett Fawcett, E.M. Turner
R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Strong religious convictions enabled the nineteenth-century feminist Josephine Butler to withstand the on-slaught of abuse that she received from those both inside and outside of the woman's movement. Other women's rights activists felt she was far too radical and her efforts would harm their attempts at extending educational and employment opportunities and fighting for legal and political rights for women Her opponents viewed her as a threat to the moral foundations of society itself. In the second half of the nineteenth century in England, the Contagious Disease Acts created a class of women who were at the sexual mercy of any man in six military districts. According to that law, all prostitutes were required to have a government certificate which showed that they were free of disease, which on the face of its seems to be rather innocuous. But, as they say, the devil is in the details. Any man could denounce any woman as a prostitute for any reason. If she was a never married woman, public health officials would detain the woman and give her a virginity test, making sure that she failed the test and issued her a certificate indicating that she was disease free and therefore entitled to ply the trade of prostitution. Since the woman could be shown to have had sex outside of marriage, she was branded a prostitute and all opportunities for honorable employment were closed to her. Because she could not find employment because her reputation had been destroyed, she was essentially forced into prostitution to survive. Notice that the woman was never arrested and charged with a crime, she was never tried and convicted of anything; any man, a spurned lover, a pimp who needed more girls, or ajealous suitor could accuse the woman of having had sex outside of marriage and that was enough to ruin a woman for life. Also notice that men were not held accountable in any way for the spread of venereal disease, the ostensible justification for requiring the health certificates in the first place. Poor and working-class women could quite literally be snatched off the street and forced into prostitution. Butler's first public crusade was to halt the extension of the Contagious Disease Acts and then to repeal the existing laws. Laws similar to the British Contagious Disease Acts were in place on the Continent in France and Germany. Harassed, jostled, jeered, threatened, unable to find accommodations in many cities, smeared with excrement, even mobbed, Butler, "the moral reformer," toured the continent establishing committees in many cities to fight against such local laws. Returning to England, she founded an international organization to fight using pamphlets and the press, in the legislatures and the courts, against such laws. She even entered the fray when public health organizations in several American cities attempted to import the European styles into America, stopping the movement dead in its tracks before it was able to take root here. She fought the rich and powerful men in Parliament itself who didn't want to have their pastimes disturbed: her greatest support came from poor and working-class men who wanted to protect their mothers, their sisters, and especially their wives and daughters from a vicious system. Historically, poor, slave, and peasant women, and women of the artisan class had always been fair game for rich and powerful men. With universal male suffrage, thehusbands and fathers of such women were empowered to finally end this prerogative of the rich and powerful. This book celebrates the Josephine Butler Centenary 1828 to 1928, and is a facsimile of the 1927 edition.

Prison Reform in Lancashire, 1700-1850 - A Study in Local Administration (Hardcover): Margaret Delacy Prison Reform in Lancashire, 1700-1850 - A Study in Local Administration (Hardcover)
Margaret Delacy
R911 R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Save R209 (23%) Out of stock
Parliament, Party, and the Art of Politics in Britain, 1855-1859 (Hardcover): Angus Hawkins Parliament, Party, and the Art of Politics in Britain, 1855-1859 (Hardcover)
Angus Hawkins
R1,118 R856 Discovery Miles 8 560 Save R262 (23%) Out of stock
The Real Rights of Man - Political Economies for the Working Class (Paperback): Noel Thompson The Real Rights of Man - Political Economies for the Working Class (Paperback)
Noel Thompson
R494 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R98 (20%) Out of stock

Between 1775 and 1850 Britain was transformed from a country of largely rural communities into an urbanized, industrial nation built on the foundations of a new capitalism. This volume provides an introduction to the critics and political thinkers who were opposed to this newly-emerging capitalism and who promoted instead an economic radicalism and a new concept of class.;The author examines the writings and ideas of these thinkers - including Thomas Spence, William Ogilvie, Charles Hall, Thomas Hodgskin, Robert Owen, William Thompson, John Gray and John Francis Bray - those who, responding to Tom Paine's "The Rights of Man", argued that the real rights of man must be grounded in the possession of economic power. The book examines the development of their critiques, their intellectual and politcal influence during and after the Industrial Revolution and the relevance of their ideas in the 20th century. Including a section of further reading, this book provides readers with an overview of the anti-capitalist arguments of the Industrial Revolution and an introduction to the early beginnings of socialist political economics.

The Real Rights of Man - Political Economies for the Working Class (Hardcover): Noel Thompson The Real Rights of Man - Political Economies for the Working Class (Hardcover)
Noel Thompson
R2,214 R1,638 Discovery Miles 16 380 Save R576 (26%) Out of stock

Between 1775 and 1850 Britain was transformed from a country of largely rural communities into an urbanized, industrial nation built on the foundations of a new capitalism. This volume provides an introduction to the critics and political thinkers who were opposed to this newly-emerging capitalism and who promoted instead an economic radicalism and a new concept of class.;The author examines the writings and ideas of these thinkers - including Thomas Spence, William Ogilvie, Charles Hall, Thomas Hodgskin, Robert Owen, William Thompson, John Gray and John Francis Bray - those who, responding to Tom Paine's "The Rights of Man", argued that the real rights of man must be grounded in the possession of economic power. The book examines the development of their critiques, their intellectual and politcal influence during and after the Industrial Revolution and the relevance of their ideas in the 20th century. Including a section of further reading, this book provides readers with an overview of the anti-capitalist arguments of the Industrial Revolution and an introduction to the early beginnings of socialist political economics.

Assassin! - 200 Years of British Political Murder (Paperback): Ian Hernon Assassin! - 200 Years of British Political Murder (Paperback)
Ian Hernon
R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Out of stock

-- Exposes Britain's secret history of political killings, murder and intrigue -- For as long as the world has had rulers, there have been plots to assassinate those at the top. Violent death is usually associated with dictatorships and tinpot regimes. Few people know that Britain also has a history of political assassination. This book brings to life the forgotten story of assassination -- successful and unsuccessful -- over the last 200 years in Britain. From Prime Ministers and politicians to princes, lords and officials of all kinds, Britain's assassination attempts cover a wide variety of figures in some key moments of history. Hernon examines the motivations of the assassins -- from political ideologies to simple mental instability. He shows how most attempts originated from isolated individuals or minority groups, rather than broad political will. Ultimately, Hernon argues, assassination remains the resort of the outsider with poor political judgement. Assassination attempts have never -- in this country -- brought about the changes the assassin wishes. They have often served to undermine civil liberties. But they do provide a fascinating account of how the will of the individual has occasionally and dramatically intervened into the lives of those in power. Praise for Ian's previous book 'Riot': 'A fascinating history.' Guardian 'Stirring stuff ...written with the pace and detail you would expect from an experienced journalist.' BBC History magazine

Brunel's Britain (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Derrick Beckett Brunel's Britain (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Derrick Beckett
R476 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive look at Brunel's most famous and lesser known achievements. This remarkable book takes each of his triumphs and explores them in historical context, as well as from an engineering and architectural point of view. An excellent 'gazetteer' gives the reader a chance to go out and follow Brunel's engineering trail. Over 80 diagrams and 60 photographs bring the subject to life.

The Rebecca Riots (Paperback, New edition): David Williams The Rebecca Riots (Paperback, New edition)
David Williams
R612 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R124 (20%) Out of stock

The Rebecca Riots have often been represented as an uprising of oppressed peasantry against the burden of toll gates. However, David Williams here explores the deeper causes of the movement in the comprehensive study of the period.

The Rural Revolt That Failed - Farm Workers' Trade Unions in Wales (Hardcover): David A. Pretty The Rural Revolt That Failed - Farm Workers' Trade Unions in Wales (Hardcover)
David A. Pretty
R1,237 Discovery Miles 12 370 Out of stock
Cock of the Walk (Hardcover): Roy Lewis Cock of the Walk (Hardcover)
Roy Lewis
R650 R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Save R66 (10%) Out of stock

Cock of the Walk is an ingenious reconstruction of an episode in English social and religious history. It is based in the mid-Victorian era, at the turn of the Great Exhibition, and has echoes today. Pope Pius IX hopes that the newly appointed Cardinal Wiseman, Archbishop of Westminster, will spread the papal message throughout Britain. But he has misjudged the strength of the 'anti-popery' establishment and the power of the press. Should the British retaliate with a naval blockade? Lord Palmerston, the Foreign Secretary rejects the idea. The Prime Minister, Lord John Russell, is indecisive on this and other matters, including the erection of the Crystal Palace. He half hopes it will fall down and so divert attention from Wiseman. Thomas Carlyle bemoans the lack of political vision, of leadership.... Meanwhile other activities are afoot, including political intrigue. The Queen and Prince Albert are brazen in their views of those in the corridors of power. Her Majesty cannot abide that upstart Disraeli. A medley of contemporary figures, the good and the great, flit across the stage. These and the ambience of the period are authentically captured in an entertaining narrative, spiced with a selection of satirical engravings from Punch.

The Lost Ireland of Stephen Gwynn - Irish Consitutional Nationalism and Cultural Politics, 1864-1950 (Hardcover): Colin Reid The Lost Ireland of Stephen Gwynn - Irish Consitutional Nationalism and Cultural Politics, 1864-1950 (Hardcover)
Colin Reid
R1,972 Discovery Miles 19 720 Out of stock

Through the rich and engrossing life of Stephen Gwynn (1864-1950), an alternative history of Ireland can be traced, one which envisaged a moderate form of Irish self-government, nationalist rapprochement with the British Empire, and the healing of the bitter divisions. Gwynn was the most prominent Protestant member of John Redmond's Irish Parliamentary Party. He was also an active participant in the Gaelic language and Irish literature revival, and acted as a literary advisor to the Macmillan publishing house of London, providing an invaluable conduit between Irish authors and a major British publisher. As such, Gwynn offers a unique insight into the overlapping of these worlds, and his experiences illuminate many facets of the complex political and cultural psychologies in the Ireland of his time. This book will interest scholars and students of modern Irish and British history, and those interested in the development of cultural movements in Ireland during the age of W. B. Yeats.

The Duke of Wellington (Hardcover): Matthew Shaw The Duke of Wellington (Hardcover)
Matthew Shaw
R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Out of stock

Praised by Queen Victoria as the 'greatest man this country has ever produced, ' the Duke of Wellington possessed an unmatched career in Britain as a soldier, politician, and statesman. A frail child, overshadowed by his siblings, he became a man of exacting preparation, determination, and tactical brilliance who paved the way for the creation of the British Empire. The Duke of Wellington founded his career on three great military triumphs; he helped to extend British rule in India, defeated the French in Portugal and Spain, and ended Napoleon's ambitions at Waterloo. He twice served as Prime Minister and acted as British envoy and confidante to royalty during a crucial period of British history. Despite his authoritarian Tory instincts, he recognised the need for limited reform at home, and ushered in the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts and the Catholic Emancipation bill, thereby transforming the British political landscape. Lavishly illustrated throughout by unique items from the British Library's unparalleled collections, this engaging biography of Britain's greatest general charts the life of a man whose reputation as the aloof 'Iron Duke' masked strong passions and a keen awareness of his public persona.

Jewish Enlightenment in an English Key - Anglo-Jewry's Construction of Modern Jewish Thought (Hardcover): David B. Ruderman Jewish Enlightenment in an English Key - Anglo-Jewry's Construction of Modern Jewish Thought (Hardcover)
David B. Ruderman
R2,133 Discovery Miles 21 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Historians of the European Jewish experience have long marginalized the intellectual achievement of Jews in England, where it was assumed no seminal figures contributed to the development of modern Jewish thought. In this first comprehensive account of the emergence of Anglo-Jewish thought in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, David Ruderman impels a reconsideration of the formative beginnings of modern European Jewish culture. He uncovers a vibrant Jewish intellectual life in England during the Enlightenment era by examining a small but fascinating group of hitherto neglected Jewish thinkers in the process of transforming their traditional Hebraic culture into a modern English one. This lively portrait of English Jews reformulating their tradition in light of Enlightenment categories illuminates an overlooked corner in the history of Jewish culture in England and Jewish thought during the Enlightenment.

Ruderman overturns the conventional view that the origins of modern Jewish consciousness are located exclusively within the German-Jewish experience, particularly Moses Mendelssohn's circle. Independent of the better-known German experience, the encounter between Jewish and English thought was incubated amid the unprecedented freedom enjoyed by Jews in England. This resulted in a less inhibited defense of Jews and Judaism. In addition to the original and prolific thinkers David Levi and Abraham Tang, Ruderman introduces Abraham and Joshua Van Oven, Mordechai Shnaber Levison, Samuel Falk, Isaac Delgado, Solomon Bennett, Hyman Hurwitz, Emanuel Mendes da Costa, Ralph Shomberg, and others. Of obvious appeal and import to students of Jewish and English history, this study depicts the challenge of defining a religious identity in the modern age.

The Transformation of Urban Liberalism - Party Politics and Urban Governance in Late Nineteenth-Century England (Hardcover):... The Transformation of Urban Liberalism - Party Politics and Urban Governance in Late Nineteenth-Century England (Hardcover)
James R. Moore
R1,939 R1,443 Discovery Miles 14 430 Save R496 (26%) Out of stock

"The Transformation of Urban Liberalism" re-evaluates the dramatic and turbulent political decade following the 'Third Reform Act', and questions whether the Liberal Party's political heartlands - the urban boroughs - really were in decline. In contrast to some recent studies, it does not see electoral reform, the Irish Home Rule crisis and the challenge of socialism as representing a fundamental threat to the integrity of the party. Instead this book illustrates, using parallel case studies, how the party gradually began to transform into a social democratic organisation through a re-evaluation of its role and policy direction. This process was not one directed from the centre - despite the important personalities of Gladstone and Rosebery - but rather one heavily influenced by 'grass roots politics'. Consequently, it suggests that late Victorian politics was more democratic and open than sometimes thought, with leading urban politicians forced to respond to the demands of party activists. Changes in the structure of urban rule produced new policy outcomes and brought new collectivist forms of New Liberalism onto the political agenda. Thus, it is argued that without the political transformations of the decade 1885-1895, the radical liberal governments of the Edwardian era would not have been possible.

The Platypus and the Mermaid - And Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination (Hardcover, New): Harriet Ritvo The Platypus and the Mermaid - And Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination (Hardcover, New)
Harriet Ritvo
R1,194 Discovery Miles 11 940 Out of stock

"Cats is 'dogs', and rabbits is 'dogs', and so's parrots; but this 'ere 'tortis' is a insect", a porter explains to an astonished traveler in a 19th-century "Punch" cartoon. Railways were not the only British institution to schematize the world. This book aims to capture the fervor of the Victorian age for classifying and categorizing every new specimen, plant or animal, that British explorers and soldiers and sailors brought home. As she depicts a whole complex of competing groups deploying rival schemes and nomenclatures, Harriet Ritvo shows us a society drawing and redrawing its own boundaries and ultimately identifying itself. The experts (whether calling themselves naturalists, zoologists, or comparative anatomists) agreed on their superior authority if nothing else, but the laymen had their say and Ritvo shows us a world in which butchers and artists, farmers and showmen vied to impose order on the wild profusion of nature. Sometimes assumptions or preoccupations overlapped; sometimes open disagreement or hostility emerged, exposing fissures in the social fabric or contested cultural territory. Of the greatest interest were creatures that confounded or crossed established categories; in the discussions provoked by these mishaps, monstrosities, and hybrids we can see ideas about human society about the sexual proclivities of women, for instance, or the imagined hierarchy of nations and races. An account of taxonomy as zoological classification and as anthropological study, this book offers a new perspective on the constantly shifting, ever suggestive interactions of scientific lore, cultural ideas, and the popular imagination.

A Detail of Some Particular Services Performed in America, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 17 (Hardcover): Ithiel Town A Detail of Some Particular Services Performed in America, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 17 (Hardcover)
Ithiel Town
R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

A Detail of Some Particular Services Performed in America, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 17 (Paperback): Ithiel Town A Detail of Some Particular Services Performed in America, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 17 (Paperback)
Ithiel Town
R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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