Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837 / Edition 1

Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837 / Edition 1

by Linda Colley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300059256

ISBN-13: 9780300059250

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Yale University Press

How was Great Britain made? And what has it meant at different times to be British?

In this prize-winning book, Linda Colley combines imperial, political, social and cultural history to analyse the evolution of Britishness, evoking its enduring tensions as well as its powerful characteristics. Britons is now reissued in a revised edition with a new introductory

Overview

How was Great Britain made? And what has it meant at different times to be British?

In this prize-winning book, Linda Colley combines imperial, political, social and cultural history to analyse the evolution of Britishness, evoking its enduring tensions as well as its powerful characteristics. Britons is now reissued in a revised edition with a new introductory essay by the author commenting on the book's genesis and critical reception and on recent political developments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300059250
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Britons Re-visited xi

Introduction 1

1 Protestants 11

A less than united kingdom 11

The struggles of God's elect 19

Jerusalem the golden 30

A polity by force of faith 44

2 Profits 55

Land, trade, war and empire 56

Jacobitism and the economics of loyalty 72

Investing in the nation 86

The price of it all 99

3 Peripheries 102

New landmarks 103

John Wilkes and Englishness 105

A Scottish empire? 118

America and the revolution in British sensibilities 134

4 Dominance 149

Crisis of an order 152

The making of the British ruling class 158

The cultural reconstruction of an elite 167

Heroes of their own epic 180

5 Majesty 199

A royal culture confined 200

Why George III was different 209

The mechanics of royal celebration 221

Meanings and magic 233

6 Womanpower 242

Beating against the bonds of womanhood 244

War and the sexes 256

Making separate spheres work for women 268

A woman's place is in the nation 278

7 Manpower 289

A nation in arms 292

Who was willing to fight? 297

The private reasons why 306

The politics of popular commitment 315

8 Victories? 327

Catholic emancipation and division 330

Parliamentary reform and compromise 341

Slavery, freedom and consensus 357

A nation redefined and undefined 368

Conclusions 372

Appendices 385

1 The Geography of Loyalty in 1745 386

2 Men at Arms throughout Great Britain, May 1804 388

3 Volunteers and their Chosen Sphere of Action in 1798 391

Notes 394

Photograph Acknowledgements 426

Index 427

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