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Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Freda Harcourt and Sarah Palmer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book is a study on the history of the P&O shipping company, paying due attention to the context of nineteenth-century imperial politics that so significantly shaped the company's development. ... More


The French Crime of 1873: An Essay in Interpretation

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 8 analyses the end of bimetallism. It shows that the conventional view of an inescapable collapse is not founded. France, endowed with a large share of the gold output of the 1850s and 1860s, ... More


State Building on a New Track: Austria in the 1860s

John Deak

in Forging A Multinational State: State Making in Imperial Austria from the Enlightenment to the First World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795579
eISBN:
9780804795937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795579.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter abstract: This chapter discusses the era of reform into the 1860s. Government by bureaucrats is an expensive prospect. Austria could not solve its financial difficulties and secure necessary ... More


Henry Timrod’s Global Confederacy

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Henry Timrod’s 1860 “The Cotton Boll” and 1861 “Ethnogenesis,” two poems that effectively disarticulate Confederate nationhood from the westwardly expanding mythos of ... More


Jamaica’s Morant Bay Rebellion and the Making of Radical Reconstruction

Edward B. Rugemer

in United States Reconstruction across the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056418
eISBN:
9780813058221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056418.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In chapter 3, Edward Rugemer examines how Jamaica’s Morant Bay Rebellion was not only reflected tensions in postemancipation Atlantic societies but was also related to US Reconstruction and the ways ... More


The Folk Spiritual

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Spirituals are religious folk songs created by African Americans in the early nineteenth century. This chapter defines folk spirituals as orally transmitted songs with variable texts and melodies, a ... More


Mid-Victorian Attitudes to Seamen and Maritime Reform: The Society for Improving the Condition of Merchant Seamen, 1867

Lars U. Scholl

in Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128886
eISBN:
9781786944764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.003.0010
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter analyses the mid-nineteenth century attempts to improve the working conditions of merchant seamen in Britain, by focussing on the actions of the Society for Improving the Condition of ... More


Reform Fiction’s Logic of Belonging

Nathan K. Hensley

in Forms of Empire: The Poetics of Victorian Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198792451
eISBN:
9780191834448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792451.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter shows how Reform-era potboilers about the lost people like No Name (1863), The Woman in White (1860), and Lady Audley’s Secret (1862) tactically reconfigure the mechanism of exclusion ... More


Novelties of External Worship

George Herring

in The Oxford Movement in Practice: The Tractarian Parochial Worlds from the 1830s to the 1870s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198769330
eISBN:
9780191822391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769330.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter introduces the concept and characteristics of Ritualism, and exposes the idea that it was the natural and logical successor to Tractarianism as yet another myth. Using nineteenth-century ... More


“Undefiled Christianity”: The Rise of a Working-Class Social Gospel

Heath W. Carter

in Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199385959
eISBN:
9780199385980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385959.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1867 workingmen across the state of Illinois participated in a general strike, seeking to obtain the eight-hour day. In Chicago, many striking workers looked to the churches for support and so ... More


‘Shooting Niagara’: The 1867 Reform Acts

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the debate over parliamentary Reform during 1866–7 and the Conservative Reform Acts passed in 1867 and 1868. Intended to be lasting, the 1867 Reform settlement proved ... More


‘The most attentive hostess in the world’: Politics at Home

Jennifer Davey

in Mary, Countess of Derby, and the Politics of Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198786252
eISBN:
9780191828614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786252.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Throughout her political career, Mary politicized the space around her, particularly her family homes. The chapter examines how Mary used the home as a political tool. It explores her political ... More


The Fenian Movement, 1848–1878

David Brundage

in Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798–1998

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780195331776
eISBN:
9780199378166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331776.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the Fenian movement on both sides of the Atlantic. It begins with a discussion of the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s and with the influential writings of the Young Ireland ... More


Radicalism for Southern Conservatives

Natalie J. Ring and Sarah E. Gardner (eds)

in The Lost Lectures of C. Vann Woodward

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190863951
eISBN:
9780197537169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863951.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this lecture Woodward explores the South’s response to the Military Reconstruction Act (1867). Some southern conservative leaders flirted with the idea of courting African American voters. Though ... More


‘A torrent of gin and beer’: The Nonconformist Revolt and Liberal Defeat

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters Volume III: The Crisis and Conscience of Nonconformity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198229698
eISBN:
9780191744754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229698.003.0026
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes how the Education Act provoked a Nonconformist revolt in which Dissenters tried to use the new political influence bestowed on them by the 1867 Reform Act to force the Liberal ... More


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