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Narratives of Progress

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The sanctification of the idea of progress in the mid-19th century has a direct bearing on the writing of the Irish Famine. In Ireland the situation was very different. Famine Ireland was decidedly ... More


“Poverty Enslaves Men We Boast are Political Sovereigns”: Progress and Poverty and Henry George’s Republicanism

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the system of political economy that Henry George would develop in Progress and Poverty. It begins with an overview of the turmoil of the 1870s, which culminated in the bloody ... More


The Invention of Improvement: Information and Material Progress in Seventeenth-Century England

Paul Slack

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199645916
eISBN:
9780191757754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645916.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The idea of improvement—gradual and cumulative betterment—was something new in seventeenth-century England. It became commonplace to assert that improvements in agriculture, industry, commerce, and ... More


The City Sleeps

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The war for independence devastated Matanzas seemingly in vain, for its immediate result was foreign military occupation. When the Cuban Republic was proclaimed in 1902, the Platt Amendment, an ... More


Conclusion: complexity and simplicity in Labour Party history

Jeremy Nuttall

in Psychological Socialism: The Labour Party and Qualities of Mind and Character, 1931 to the Present

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071645
eISBN:
9781781701539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071645.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book has been a history of the Labour Party simultaneously stressing complexity and simplicity. It has been a pluralist narrative which has highlighted diverse constraints, the multiple social ... More


‘Our Industrial Age’: Planning, Industrialisation and Large Dams

Peter Sutoris

in Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948–75

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608323
eISBN:
9780190663001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608323.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyzes a sample of Films Division documentaries that deal with economic development and material progress. It shows that films on India’s five-year plans, industrialization and large ... More


The Mirror of Cultural Production

in The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the phenomenology of the oil boom through the mirror of cultural production itself, examining its inflated costs, hidden fiscal pathways, and mercurial money forms. FESTAC ... More


What Changed, and What Didn’t?

W. G. Runciman

in Very Different, But Much the Same: The Evolution of English Society Since 1714

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198712428
eISBN:
9780191780776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712428.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter starts from the state of English society when Daniel Defoe was writing his Tour thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain, and asks what resemblances and differences would most strike him ... More


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