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‘A Nation of Beggars’?Priests, People, and Politics in Famine Ireland, 1846–1852

‘A Nation of Beggars’?: Priests, People, and Politics in Famine Ireland, 1846–1852

Donal A. Kerr

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207375
eISBN:
9780191677649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207375.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is the first full account of the role of the Irish Catholic Church in the Great Famine of 1846 and its aftermath. The author shows how the Famine and the subsequent evictions led to rural ... More

The Absent-Minded ImperialistsEmpire, Society, and Culture in Britain

The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain

Bernard Porter

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199299591
eISBN:
9780191700927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299591.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The British empire was a huge enterprise. To foreigners, it more or less defined Britain in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its repercussions in the wider world are still with us today. It also ... More

After RuskinThe Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

Stuart Eagles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602414
eISBN:
9780191725050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602414.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Ruskin often disparaged attempts to alleviate conditions in the cities, yet he financed the pioneering early housing experiments of Octavia Hill in London, and established a museum for working men in ... More

The Ages of VoluntarismHow we got to the Big Society

The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Matthew Hilton and James McKay (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides the historical background to the rise of the Big Society, surveying the history of voluntarism over the last century. Politicians and commentators have long bemoaned the supposed ... More

Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Charlotte Greenhalgh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As the baby boom generation reaches retirement and old age, bringing unprecedented challenges, this study of aging could not be more timely. Historian Charlotte Greenhalgh examines ignored testimony ... More

AIDS in the UKThe Making of Policy, 1981-1994

AIDS in the UK: The Making of Policy, 1981-1994

Virginia Berridge

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204725
eISBN:
9780191676376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204725.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Fifteen years ago the AIDS ‘epidemic’ did not exist on the public agenda. In just over a decade the public and official response to the disease has resulted in the development of a whole network of ... More

Albion and JerusalemThe Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Albion and Jerusalem: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Michael Clark

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562343
eISBN:
9780191721441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562343.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lionel de Rothschild's hard-fought entry into Parliament in 1858 marked the emancipation of Jews in Britain — the symbolic conclusion of Jews' campaign for equal rights and their inclusion as ... More

An Anglican AristocracyThe Moral Economy of the Landed Estate in Carmarthenshire 1832-1895

An Anglican Aristocracy: The Moral Economy of the Landed Estate in Carmarthenshire 1832-1895

Matthew Cragoe

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205944
eISBN:
9780191676864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205944.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book is a major reassessment of nineteenth-century Wales that challenges the widely-held Welsh historiography in which the contribution of the landed classes is marginalized in favour of the ... More

Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

T C Smout (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Union of the Crowns in 1603 is the cornerstone of the modern British state, but relations between England and Scotland did not always run smoothly in the following centuries. This volume examines ... More

Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

William L Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapters in this book trace the changing relationship between Scotland and England following the unifying reign of Queen Victoria, through the debates over devolution, and into a future where the ... More

Anticolonialism in British PoliticsThe Left and the End of Empire 1918-1964

Anticolonialism in British Politics: The Left and the End of Empire 1918-1964

Stephen Howe

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204237
eISBN:
9780191676178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204237.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book studies British anticolonialism, an offshoot of a massive global upsurge of sentiment which has dominated much of the history of the 20th century. This book ... More

Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

G. A. Bremner (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198713326
eISBN:
9780191781766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713326.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The built environment is important to how we experience and negotiate our daily lives, both past and present. In the post-colonial world today, buildings, monuments, parks, streets, avenues, entire ... More

Aristocratic Government in the Age of ReformWhigs and Liberals 1830-1852

Aristocratic Government in the Age of Reform: Whigs and Liberals 1830-1852

Peter Mandler

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217817
eISBN:
9780191678288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217817.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book challenges the view that there was a smooth and inevitable progression towards liberalism in early nineteenth-century England. It examines the argument used by the high Whigs that the ... More

Aristocratic ViceThe Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Donna T. Andrew

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300184334
eISBN:
9780300185522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300184334.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the outrage against—and attempts to end—the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England: dueling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. It also discusses ... More

Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain

Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain

K. D. Reynolds

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207276
eISBN:
9780191677601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207276.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of gender and power in Victorian Britain. It examines the contribution made by women to the public culture of the British aristocracy in the 19th century. It challenges the view that ... More

Army, Empire, and Cold WarThe British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

David French

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The veterans of the Fourteenth Army who fought in Burma between 1942 and 1945 called themselves ‘the forgotten army’. But that appellation could equally well be applied to the whole of the British ... More

The art of the possiblePolitics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Chris Williams and Andrew Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

‘Die Politik’, Bismarck is reputed to have said, ‘ist die Lehre von Möglichen’. Translated as ‘politics is the art of the possible’, this phrase captures neatly the pragmatism that has been at the ... More

The Ascent of the DetectivePolice Sleuths in Victorian and Edwardian England

The Ascent of the Detective: Police Sleuths in Victorian and Edwardian England

Haia Shpayer-Makov

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199577408
eISBN:
9780191804465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199577408.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The figure of the detective has long excited the imagination of the wider public, and the English police detective has been a special focus of attention in both print and visual media. Yet, while ... More

Barbed-Wire ImperialismBritain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Aidan Forth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Some of the world’s first refugee camps and concentration camps appeared in the British Empire in the late 19th century. Famine camps detained emaciated refugees and billeted relief applicants on ... More

Before the WindrushRace Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool

Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool

John Belchem

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319679
eISBN:
9781781387153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319679.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Based on extensive primary sources, this study brings historical perspective and context to debate about race and immigration in Britain. The focus is on Liverpool and its pioneer but problematic ... More

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