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The Nature of Towns

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter attempts to define the features which distinguished provincial towns from villages on one hand and London on the other. It looks at their economic functions: manufacturing, trade ... More


The Floating Republics: Political Leadership in the Spithead and Nore Mutinies

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter explores the politics of business and the business of politics, from the late twentieth century to the late eighteenth century. It also examines the question of livelihoods and the ... More


Freeing the Lavish Hand of Nature: Environment and Economy in Nineteenth-Century Hampton Roads

John Majewski

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Hampton Roads region of Virginia is blessed with one of the best deep water anchorages in the world. Before the Civil War, though, Hampton Roads failed to realize the ambitious economic goals of ... More


Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Francis W. Wcislo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199543564
eISBN:
9780191725104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

History and biography meet in this book, a study of the late-Romanov Russian Romanov, told through the figure of Sergei Witte. Like Bismarck or Gorbachev, Witte was a European statesman serving an ... More


Commissions of Lunacy: Background, Sources, and Content

Akihito Suzuki

in Madness at Home: The Psychiatrist, the Patient, and the Family in England, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245808
eISBN:
9780520932210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245808.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter serves as a general introduction to the records of commissions of lunacy and elucidates major problems illuminated through the examination of such sources. It details the scandal ... More


Metropolitan Scene

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Times Square and Picadilly Circus recall the metropolitan grandeur of New York and London. Although San Francisco has no single spectacular landmark by which the world may identify it, the greatest ... More


Landmarks of the Old Town

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The marvel is not that so little but that so much of the San Francisco's venerable and homely architecture has escaped time's vicissitudes of which not the least was the fire of 1906. Recalling the ... More


Anglo-Jewry Since 1066: Place, Locality and Memory

Tony Kushner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076541
eISBN:
9781781702512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076541.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book is a study of the history and memory of Anglo-Jewry from medieval times to the present and explores the construction of identities, both Jewish and non-Jewish, in relation to the concept of ... More


‘The home of the brave’?: working-class tastes in Portsmouth

Robert James

in Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39: A Round of Cheap Diversions?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080258
eISBN:
9781781702444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080258.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter assesses film and reading tastes, the popularity of certain films and novels, and consumers' responses to them in 1930s Portsmouth. The taste preferences of working-class consumers were ... More


Point of contestation: Jews in Portsmouth during the long eighteenth century

Tony Kushner

in Anglo-Jewry Since 1066: Place, Locality and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076541
eISBN:
9781781702512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076541.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter analyzes the nature of an intriguing, if sometimes troubled, community of Port Jews, and its complex and multi-layered image inside and outside of Portsmouth. Ultimately it explores why ... More


The Commissioner

Colin Pengelly

in Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the career of Samuel Hood as commissioner at Portsmouth. It discusses Hood's appointment to be in command of several ships including Royal William, Marlborough and Courageux. It ... More


The French connection: luxury, portraiture and the court of Charles II

Laura L. Knoppers

in From Republic to Restoration: Legacies and Departures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780719089688
eISBN:
9781526135872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089688.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The luxury of the court of Charles II is well-known and usually seen as reflecting the personal failings of the king or as a reaction to the Puritanism of the preceding regime. This chapter argues, ... More


Aftermath and Legacy

Steven R. Schwankert

in Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Although the loss of Poseidon and subsequent court-martial proceedings had publicly damaged Galpin’s professional reputation, privately his stature as a naval officer seemed little diminished. In a ... More


Big-City Newspaperman

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, Ellis describes Cobb’s difficult first year in the big city. Finding a job to support his family and learning how the New York newspapers were run proved to be a daunting task. ... More


‘There to sing the song of Moses’: John Jea’s Methodism and Working-Class Attitudes to Slavery in Liverpool and Portsmouth, 1801–1817

Ryan Hanley

in Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781382776
eISBN:
9781786944009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382776.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how the African Methodist preacher John Jea adapted his spoken and written discourse to appeal to different working-class audiences in Liverpool and Portsmouth during the first ... More


An Area Studies Approach in European and Global Contexts: French Studies in Portsmouth

Emmanuel Godin and Tony Chafer

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the development of a new type of language degree by the staff of the School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS) at Portsmouth Polytechnic. In the 1970s, the traditional model ... More


English journey: sweeping back down from Teesside to Thames

Jill Liddington

in Vanishing for the vote: Suffrage, citizenship and the battle for the census

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087486
eISBN:
9781781707012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087486.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Middlesbrough, just beyond the North Yorkshire Moors, had a lively WFL branch and active plans for the boycott. But come census night, only two households ~ both prosperous business families ~ did ... More


The Admiralty Connection: Port Development and Demographic Change in Portsmouth, 1650–1900

Barry Stapleton

in Population and Society in Western European Port-Cities, c. 1650–1939

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853234357
eISBN:
9781846313837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853234357.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the impact of port development on demographic change in Portsmouth, England during the period from 1650 to 1900. It explains that between 1650 to 1890, ... More


Laburnum Grove

Deirdre David

in Olivia Manning: A Woman at War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199609185
eISBN:
9780191803598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199609185.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explains that as a pained witness to her parents' quarrels, Olivia Manning never overcame her feelings of deprivation and liminality. As a child, she felt shut out from a better world ... More


Planning for Affluence: Graeme Shankland and the Political Culture of the British Left

Otto Saumarez Smith

in Boom Cities: Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836407
eISBN:
9780191873676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836407.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the architect-planner Graeme Shankland. Shankland’s planning practice is understood through the influence of the political culture and concerns of the British Left in this ... More


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