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Islands and the British Empire in the Age of Sail

Islands and the British Empire in the Age of Sail

Douglas Hamilton and John McAleer (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198847229
eISBN:
9780191882135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847229.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Islands are not just geographical units or physical facts; their importance and significance arise from the human activities associated with them. The maritime routes of sailing ships, victualling ... More

Age of PromisesElectoral Pledges in Twentieth Century Britain

Age of Promises: Electoral Pledges in Twentieth Century Britain

David Thackeray and Richard Toye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198843030
eISBN:
9780191878930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843030.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Age of Promises explores the issue of electoral promises in twentieth century Britain—how they were made, how they were understood, and how they evolved across time. It does so through a study of ... More

Deniable ContactBack-Channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland

Deniable Contact: Back-Channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland

Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780192894762
eISBN:
9780191915642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894762.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Despite the importance of secret negotiations during the Northern Ireland conflict there is no full-length study of the use of back-channels in repeated efforts to end the ‘Troubles’. This book ... More

The Emotional Economy of HolidaymakingHealth, Pleasure, and Class in Britain, 1870-1918

The Emotional Economy of Holidaymaking: Health, Pleasure, and Class in Britain, 1870-1918

Yaara Benger Alaluf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198866152
eISBN:
9780191898365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866152.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

It is often taken for granted that holiday resorts sell intangible commodities such as freedom, enjoyment, pleasure, and relaxation. But how did the desire for a ‘happy holiday’ emerge, how was ‘the ... More

Navigating the Old English Poor LawThe Kirkby Lonsdale Letters, 1809-1836

Navigating the Old English Poor Law: The Kirkby Lonsdale Letters, 1809-1836

Peter Jones and Steven King (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197266816
eISBN:
9780191938153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266816.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This edition of 599 letters written by, for or about the poor to the early nineteenth century Cumbrian town of Kirkby Lonsdale provides a unique window onto the experiences, views and conditions of a ... More

Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949

Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949

Brian Hughes and Conor Morrissey (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621846
eISBN:
9781800341579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621846.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book brings together new research on loyalism in the 26 counties that would become the Irish Free State. Chapters cover a range of topics and experiences, from the Third Home Rule crisis in 1912 ... More

The Diaries and Letters of Lord Woolton 1940-1945

The Diaries and Letters of Lord Woolton 1940-1945

Michael Kandiah and Judith Rowbotham (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197266847
eISBN:
9780191953835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266847.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The first academic study of Lord Woolton’s important wartime role, first as Minister of Food and subsequently as Minister of Reconstruction. Woolton’s Diaries and correspondence (including with ... More

Figures of Authority in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Figures of Authority in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Raphaël Ingelbien and Susan Galavan (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622409
eISBN:
9781800341333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622409.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This interdisciplinary collection investigates the forms that authority assumed in nineteenth-century Ireland, the relations they bore to international redefinitions of authority, and Irish ... More

Debauched, Desperate, DerangedWomen Who Killed, London 1674-1913

Debauched, Desperate, Deranged: Women Who Killed, London 1674-1913

Carolyn A. Conley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198863038
eISBN:
9780191895562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863038.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Contemporary studies have concluded that women are far less likely to kill than men and that when women do kill, they do so within the family. This book examines the evolution of this pattern in ... More

Diet for a Large PlanetIndustrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

Diet for a Large Planet: Industrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

Chris Otter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226697109
eISBN:
9780226705965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705965.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides a history of the causes, experiences, and consequences of Britain's post-1750 shift to a diet rich in meat, wheat, and sugar. The origins of this shift lay in Britain's ... More

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