Britons Forging the Nation, 1707-1837

ISBN-10: 0300152809

ISBN-13: 9780300152807

Edition: 3rd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Linda Colley
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Description: How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? This brilliant and seminal book examines how a more cohesive British nation was invented after 1707 and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade, and empire. Lavishly illustrated and powerful,Britonsremains a major contribution to our understanding of Britain's past, and continues to influence ongoing controversies about this polity's survival and future. This edition contains an extensive new preface by the author. "A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written."Harriet Ritvo,New York Times Book Review "Challenging, fascinating, enormously well informed."John Barrell,London Review of Books "Linda Colley writes with clarity and grace...Her stimulating book will be, and deserves to be influential"E. P. Thompson,Dissent Linda Colley is Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University. Winner of the Wolfson History Prize ANew York TimesNotableBook

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Linda Colley was professor of history at yale University from 1982-1997 when she accepted an appointment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has just accepted a position as professor of history at Princeton which will begin in the Fall of 2003.

Acknowledgements
Britons Re-visited
Introduction
Protestants
A less than united kingdom
The struggles of God's elect
Jerusalem the golden
A polity by force of faith
Profits
Land, trade, war and empire
Jacobitism and the economics of loyalty
Investing in the nation
The price of it all
Peripheries
New landmarks
John Wilkes and Englishness
A Scottish empire?
America and the revolution in British sensibilities
Dominance
Crisis of an order
The making of the British ruling class
The cultural reconstruction of an elite
Heroes of their own epic
Majesty
A royal culture confined
Why George III was different
The mechanics of royal celebration
Meanings and magic
Womanpower
Beating against the bonds of womanhood
War and the sexes
Making separate spheres work for women
A woman's place is in the nation
Manpower
A nation in arms
Who was willing to fight?
The private reasons why
The politics of popular commitment
Victories?
Catholic emancipation and division
Parliamentary reform and compromise
Slavery, freedom and consensus
A nation redefined and undefined
Conclusions
Appendices
The Geography of Loyalty in 1745
Men at Arms throughout Great Britain, May 1804
Volunteers and their Chosen Sphere of Action in 1798
Notes
Photograph Acknowledgements
Index
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