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Human Tradition in Modern Britain / Edition 1

Human Tradition in Modern Britain / Edition 1

by Caroline Litzenberger
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Analyzing important events and movements from the perspectives of the people involved, this engaging book provides a gateway to larger themes in modern British history through a set of fascinating portraits of individuals. Political developments are illuminated through chapters on John Locke, Charles Townshend, popular radicalism, and Margaret Thatcher. Religion and education are considered through essays on evangelicalism, the Oxford Movement, Charles Bradlaugh, and Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth. Industrial and imperial questions are explored through pieces on the Great Exhibition, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and postcolonial Nigeria. National identity and wartime experience come to life in the lives of G. K. Chesterton and Barbara Nixon, an Air Raid Warden during the Blitz. Many of the chapters examine the experiences of women, including single women in early modern England, suffragettes, and Irish nationalist Mary Butler. As a rich and humanized approach to history, this book offers readers a deeper understanding of key facets of British life in the early modern and modern periods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900742537353
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/17/2006
Series: Human Tradition around the World Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Caroline Litzenberger is associate professor of history at Portland State University. Eileen Groth Lyon is associate professor of history at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
John Locke: Politics, Philosophy, and Public Service   W. J. Sheils     1
Sisters, Shopkeepers, and Dissenters: Singlewomen in Britain at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century   Amy M. Froide     17
Charles Townshend and Eighteenth-century British Politics   Andrew C. Thompson     31
Evangelical Religion   Grayson Carter     47
Captain Rock, Captain Swing: "Primitive" Rebels and Radical Politics in England and Ireland, 1790-1845   Michael Huggins     63
The Oxford Movement in Wales: A Catholic Revival in a Protestant Land   Frances Knight     81
Albert and the Great Exhibition of 1851: Creating the Ceremonial of Industry   John R. Davis     95
The Indian Rebellion of 1857: A Crisis in British Imperial Consciousness   David Savage     111
Charles Bradlaugh, Militant Unbelief, and the Civil Rights of Atheists   Timothy Larsen     127
In Fits and Starts: The Education Struggle in Nineteenth-century Britain   Eric G. Tenbus     139
A Woman's Right to Be Herself: The Political Journeys of Three British Suffrage Campaigners   June Hannam   Myriam Boussahba-Bravard     155
Mary Butler, Domesticity, Housewifery, andIdentity in Ireland, 1899-1912   D. A. J. MacPherson     171
G. K. Chesterton and British National Identity in World War I   Susan Hanssen     187
Barbara Nixon: A Warden's Blitz   Matthew J. Clarcq     201
Mothers First: Onitsha Women Battle the Government in Colonial and Postcolonial Nigeria, 1956-1964   Anene Ejikeme     221
Margaret Thatcher: The Woman and Her Times   Mark Garnett     235
Index     249
About the Contributors     255

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