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The Antislavery Debate - Capitalism and Abolitionism as a Problem in Historical Interpretation (Hardcover): Thomas Bender, John... The Antislavery Debate - Capitalism and Abolitionism as a Problem in Historical Interpretation (Hardcover)
Thomas Bender, John Ashworth, David Brion Davis, Thomas L. Haskell
R1,663 R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Save R416 (25%) Out of stock

This volume brings together one of the most provocative debates among historians in recent years. The centre of controversy is the emergence of the anti-slavery movement in the United States and Britain and the relation of capitalism to the development.;The essays delve beyond these issues, however, to raise a deeper question of historical interpretation. What are the relations between consciousness, moral action and social change? The debate illustrates that concepts common in historical practice are not so as evidence, about the need for clarity in using the tools of contemporary historical practice.;Beginning with an essay in the "American Historical Review" (AHR), Thomas L. Haskell challenged the interpretive framework "Age of Revolution". The AHR subsequently published responses by Davis and by John Ashworth, as well as rejoinder by Haskell. The AHR essays and the relevant portions of Davis' book are reprinted here. In addition, there are two new essays by Davis and Ashworth and a general consideration of the subject by Thomas Bender.

Slave Captain - The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Suzanne Schwarz Slave Captain - The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Suzanne Schwarz
R792 Discovery Miles 7 920 Out of stock

As few accounts written by slave ship captains are known to have survived, the personal papers of James Irving are of tremendous interest and academic significance. Irving built a successful career in the slave trade of eighteenth-century Liverpool, first as a ship's surgeon and then as a captain. Remarkably he was himself enslaved when his ship was wrecked off the coast of Morocco and he was captured by people described as wild Arabs and savages. This edition of forty letters and his journal reveals the reaction of the slaver to the experience of slavery, as well as throwing light on the complex and, to modern eyes, repugnant features of the transatlantic slave trade. The result is both a compelling narrative and a valuable reference text. This thoroughly revised edition of Suzanne Schwarz's best-selling book includes recently discovered archive material.

The Fortune Hunter - A German Prince in Regency England (Hardcover): Peter James Bowman The Fortune Hunter - A German Prince in Regency England (Hardcover)
Peter James Bowman
R517 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R41 (8%) Out of stock

The two decades after Waterloo marked the great age of foreign fortune hunters in England. Each year brought a new influx of impecunious Continental noblemen to the world's richest country, and the more brides they carried off, the more alarmed society became.

The most colorful of these men was Prince Hermann von P ckler-Muskau (1785-1871), remembered today as Germany's finest landscape gardener. In the mid-1820s, however, his efforts to turn his estate into a magnificent park came close to bankrupting him. To save his legacy his wife Lucie devised an unusual plan: they would divorce so that P ckler could marry an heiress who would finance further landscaping and, after a decent interval, be cajoled into accepting Lucie's continued residence. In September 1826, his marriage dissolved, P ckler set off for London...

Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter - The Clergy and 1798 (Hardcover): Liam Swords Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter - The Clergy and 1798 (Hardcover)
Liam Swords
R1,216 R1,063 Discovery Miles 10 630 Save R153 (13%) Out of stock

This study focuses on the role played by clergymen of different denominations in the 1798 Rebellion. Raymond Murray describes the tragic career of the Armagh priest, James Coigly, who was executed at Tyburn, while Nicholas Furlong gives a biographical account of the celebrated Fr Murphy of Boolavogue. W.D. Baile chooses William Steel Dickson, a Presbyterian minister who was a leader of the United Irishmen in Belfast, and who ended his life in exclusion and poverty for his commitment to the cause. His fellow Presbyterian ministers, involved in what has been described as a "Presbyterian Rebellion", are sketched by William McMillan, as the Catholic priests in the Wexford Rebellion are detailed by Kevin Whelan. The involvement of the Protestant (Anglican) clergy in Wexford is discussed by Patrick Comerford, while Sheila Molloy deals with priests in the Connacht Rebellion. Liam Swords concentrates on Irish priests and students in Revolutionary Paris, while Louis Cullen and Daire Keogh set the overall context, historical and ecclesiastical.

Nelson's Navy - English Fighting Ships, 1793-1815 (Hardcover, Stackpole Books ed): David Davies Nelson's Navy - English Fighting Ships, 1793-1815 (Hardcover, Stackpole Books ed)
David Davies
R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Out of stock

In this book, the author describes Britain's fighting ships: their construction, their armament, the daily life of the men who served, as well as the titanic battles in which they were engaged.

The Arsenic Century - How Victorian Britain Was Poisoned at Home, Work, and Play (Hardcover): James C Whorton The Arsenic Century - How Victorian Britain Was Poisoned at Home, Work, and Play (Hardcover)
James C Whorton
R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Out of stock

Arsenic is rightly infamous as the poison of choice for Victorian murderers. Yet the great majority of fatalities from arsenic in the nineteenth century came not from intentional poisoning, but from accident.
Kept in many homes for the purpose of poisoning rats, the white powder was easily mistaken for sugar or flour and often incorporated into the family dinner. It was also widely present in green dyes, used to tint everything from candles and candies to curtains, wallpaper, and clothing (it was arsenic in old lace that was the danger). Whether at home amidst arsenical curtains and wallpapers, at work manufacturing these products, or at play swirling about the papered, curtained ballroom in arsenical gowns and gloves, no one was beyond the poison's reach.
Drawing on the medical, legal, and popular literature of the time, The Arsenic Century paints a vivid picture of its wide-ranging and insidious presence in Victorian daily life, weaving together the history of its emergence as a nearly inescapable household hazard with the sordid story of its frequent employment as a tool of murder and suicide. And ultimately, as the final chapter suggests, arsenic in Victorian Britain was very much the pilot episode for a series of environmental poisoning dramas that grew ever more common during the twentieth century and still has no end in sight.

Love in the Time of Victoria: Sexuality and Desire Among Working-Class Men and Women in 19th Century London (Paperback):... Love in the Time of Victoria: Sexuality and Desire Among Working-Class Men and Women in 19th Century London (Paperback)
Francoise Barret-Ducrocq; Translated by John Howe
R321 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R21 (7%) Out of stock

This book overturns the prejudices of Victorian London's middle class moralists and reformers, who equated poverty with depravity, by presenting and analyzing an extraordinary range of hitherto unpublished firsthand documents: love letters and testimonies from working class women who faced pregnancy alone, and from their suitors, relatives and employers. These unique and moving writings provide the fullest and most accurate picture to date of love and sex among the poor in Victorian London.

Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent. with Notices of the Other Cinque Ports and Members, and of Richborough. [With... Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent. with Notices of the Other Cinque Ports and Members, and of Richborough. [With Plates.] (Paperback)
William Boys
R811 Discovery Miles 8 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Title: Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent. With notices of the other Cinque Ports and members, and of Richborough. With plates.]Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The HISTORY OF COLONIAL NORTH AMERICA collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. This collection refers to the European settlements in North America through independence, with emphasis on the history of the thirteen colonies of Britain. Attention is paid to the histories of Jamestown and the early colonial interactions with Native Americans. The contextual framework of this collection highlights 16th century English, Scottish, French, Spanish, and Dutch expansion. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Boys, William; 1892, 1792]. 2 vol. viii. 877 p.; 4 . G.2878.

Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689-1798 - The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990 (Hardcover,... Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689-1798 - The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990 (Hardcover, New)
Paul Langford
R4,857 Discovery Miles 48 570 Out of stock

This book offers a major reassessment of the place of propertied people in eighteenth-century England. Common views of politics in this period postulate aristocratic dominance coexisting with plebeian vitality. Paul Langford explores the terrain which lay between the high ground of elite rule and the low ground of popular politics, revealing the vigorous activity and institutional creativity which prevailed in it. Dr Langford shows us a society in which middle-class men and women increasingly enforced their social priorities, vested interests, and ideological preoccupations. In an age imbued with the propertied mentality, the machinery, formal and informal, for managing public affairs was constantly revised. Political and religious prejudices are shown in retreat before the requirements of propertied association. Parliament appears as the willing tool of interests and communities which were by no means submissive to the traditional authority of the gentry. The nobility is seen obediently adapting to the demands of those whom it sought to patronize. This perceptive study makes a significant contribution to our understanding of eighteenth-century society and politics.

The Gladstone Diaries, v. 2: 1833-1839 (Hardcover): W.E. Gladstone The Gladstone Diaries, v. 2: 1833-1839 (Hardcover)
W.E. Gladstone
R12,676 Discovery Miles 126 760 Out of stock
The Gladstone Diaries, Vol 3 & 4: 1840-54 (Hardcover): W.E. Gladstone The Gladstone Diaries, Vol 3 & 4: 1840-54 (Hardcover)
W.E. Gladstone
R12,313 Discovery Miles 123 130 Out of stock
From an Antique Land - Visual Representations of the Highlands and Islands 1700-1880 (Paperback): Anne MacLeod From an Antique Land - Visual Representations of the Highlands and Islands 1700-1880 (Paperback)
Anne MacLeod
R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Out of stock

This book looks at visual images as an alternative and undervalued source of evidence for ideas about the Scottish Gaidhealtachd in the period 1700 - 1880. Illustrated with 100 plates, it brings together many little known and previously unrelated images. Addressing the textual bias inherent in Scottish historical studies, the book examines a broad range of maps, plans, paintings, drawings, sketches and printed images, arguing that the concept of antiquity was the single most powerful influence driving the visual representation of the Highlands and Islands from 1700 to 1880, and indeed beyond. Successive chapters look at archaeological, ethnological and geological motives for visualising the Highlands, and at the bias in favour of antiquity which resulted from the spread of these intellectual influences into the fine arts. The book concludes that the shadow of time which hallmarked visual representations of the region resulted in a preservationist mentality which has had powerful repercussions for approaches to Highland issues down to the present day. The book will appeal to historians, art historians, cultural geographers, and the general reader interested in Highland history and culture.

The Highland Clearances Trail (Paperback): Rob Gibson The Highland Clearances Trail (Paperback)
Rob Gibson
R159 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R29 (18%) Out of stock

"The Highland Clearances Trail" answers the where, why, what and whens of the Highland Clearances. Taking you around the significant sites of the Highland Clearances this vivid guide gives a scholarly introduction to a tragic moment in Scotland's history. Perthshire, Ross-Shire, Arran, Sutherland and Caithness are among the many areas covered. With full background information supplied, along with maps and illustrations, "The Highland Clearances Trail" provides an alternative route around the Highlands that will leave the reader with a deeper understanding of this sublime landscape.

Collected Works of Samuel Smiles (Hardcover): Samuel Smiles Collected Works of Samuel Smiles (Hardcover)
Samuel Smiles
R170,317 Discovery Miles 1 703 170 Out of stock

This collected edition of Samuel Smiles comprises all separately published works, from his little-known and self-financed first book, "Physical Education" (1838), to his posthumously issued autobiography. Most famously, Smiles wrote "Self-Help" (1859), developed out of lectures on the education of the working classes. Like his biographies of contemporary role models, Smiles hoped that the anecdotes and stories of others would inspire his readers to better themselves morally, intellectually and creatively.

Unmanageable Revolutionaries - Women and Irish Nationalism (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Margaret Ward Unmanageable Revolutionaries - Women and Irish Nationalism (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Margaret Ward
R2,693 Discovery Miles 26 930 Out of stock

This text describes how Irish women (despite their frequent omission from the history books) have always played a key role in the struggle for independence. The author depicts the role women have played in the "Irish struggle" from 1881 to the present day, particularly in the crucial post-1916 period, and in doing so underlines the irony whereby "fellow" nationalists, despite their common struggle, remained factionalized. The book focuses on three pivotal Irish nationalist women's organizations - the Ladies Land League, Inghinidhe na hEireann and Cumann na mBan - and shows how, despite the inherent differences between the three movements, a salient theme emerges, namely the underwhelming extent to which Irish women have been recognized as a driving force in Irish political history. Since Mary Robinson's election as president, women are slowly starting to acquire a higher profile in Irish politics - a trend most clearly marked by the "feminization" of Sinn Fein. This book provides a study of past neglect, and of the growing recognition of women's role in Irish politics.

Insanity and the Insane in Post-Famine Ireland (Paperback): Mark Finnane Insanity and the Insane in Post-Famine Ireland (Paperback)
Mark Finnane
R921 R872 Discovery Miles 8 720 Save R49 (5%) Out of stock

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The Struggle Against Russia in the Romanian Principalities - A Problem in Anglo-Turkish Diplomacy, 1821-1854 (Hardcover): Radu... The Struggle Against Russia in the Romanian Principalities - A Problem in Anglo-Turkish Diplomacy, 1821-1854 (Hardcover)
Radu Florescu
R1,278 R1,205 Discovery Miles 12 050 Save R73 (6%) Out of stock
The Condition of the Working Class in England (Paperback, Revised Ed): Friedrich Engels The Condition of the Working Class in England (Paperback, Revised Ed)
Friedrich Engels; Edited by V.G. Kiernan
R342 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R23 (7%) Out of stock

This classic Marxist text is an important document of social conditions in a Victorian industrial city. Engels describes the appalling conditions of the working class with detail, accuracy, compassion and anger. He discusses the daily life of the factory hands, the horrible industrial accidents and the pollution of the city. He contrasts their squalid living conditions with the luxury of the bourgeois manufacturers (like himself) and also compares Manchester with other Victorian cities. He also discusses the influx of immigrants from Ireland and from the country to the big cities.

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