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Posing the Problem

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines and analyses the range of explanations on offer for the motivations of entrepreneurs who have spearheaded economic growth since the 17th century. Contemporaries from Daniel ... More


The White Community: Patterns of Settlement, Development, and Conflict

Brenda E. Stevenson

in Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118032
eISBN:
9780199853793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The chapter opens with a history of Loudoun's white community, from the challenges faced by its early European settlers versus the native Indian community to the complicated territorial maneuverings ... More


The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Perry Gauci

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the political and social impact of the English overseas merchant during this key era of state development. Historians have increasingly recognized the significance of this period ... More


The Fashionable Consumption of Tobacco, 1750–1900

Carol Benedict

in Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262775
eISBN:
9780520948563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262775.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese tobacco, from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century and beyond, formed part of a dynamic domain of consumption that changed over time. Used by all ranks, classes, and both genders, ... More


The Spirit of the Age

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Reform, that you may preserve’, Thomas Babington Macaulay urged the House of Commons in 1831. The alternative was to ‘persist in a hopeless struggle against the spirit of the age’. John Stuart Mill ... More


An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Adam Wesley Dean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The familiar story of the Civil War tells of a predominately agricultural South pitted against a rapidly industrializing North. However, this book argues that the Republican Party’s political ... More


Relics of the Past: The Collecting and Study of Pre-Columbian Antiquities in Peru and Chile, 1837-1911

Stefanie Gänger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199687695
eISBN:
9780191804830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199687695.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book tells the story of antiquities collecting, antiquarianism, and archaeology in Peru and Chile in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. While the role of foreign ... More


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