An Oxford Companion to The Romantic Age: British Culture 1776-1832

For the 1st time, this leading edge reference ebook surveys the Romantic Age via all features of British tradition, instead of in literary or inventive phrases by myself. This multi-disciplinary procedure treats Romanticism either in aesthetic terms--its which means for portray, song, layout, structure, and literature--and as a ancient epoch of "revolutionary" changes which ushered in sleek democratic and industrialized society.

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Economic Careers: Economics and Economists in Britain 1930-1970 (Routledge Studies in the History of Economics)

During this quantity fourteen senior economists describe their early creation to the research of economics and their contribution to the advance of educational economics in Britain.
With adventure protecting a interval stretching from the mid Nineteen Twenties to the overdue Sixties, the various participants not just supply an perception into the position of college disciplines within the schooling procedure yet describe their adventure in wartime management, or as govt advisors. The interview structure of the paintings makes for accessibility and clarity in a occasionally arcane zone of labor.

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Singled Out: How Two Million British Women Survived Without Men After the First World War

By Virginia Nicholson

Nearly three-quarters of 1000000 British squaddies misplaced their lives in the course of the First international struggle, and lots of extra have been incapacitated by means of their wounds, forsaking a iteration of girls who, raised to work out marriage as "the crown and pleasure of woman's life," unexpectedly came across that they have been left with no an escort to life's nice feast.
Drawing upon a wealth of relocating memoirs, Singled Out tells the inspiring tales of those ladies: the scholar weeping for a misplaced international because the Armistice bells pealed, the socialite who committed her lifestyles to resurrecting the traditional prior after her soldier love was once killed, the Bradford mill woman whose crusade to raised the lot of the "War spinsters" was once to make her a public figure--and many others who, disadvantaged in their conventional roles, reinvented themselves into anything greater. Tracing their fates, Nicholson indicates that those girls did certainly harbor mystery unhappiness, and plenty of of them yearned for the comforts without end denied them--physical intimacy, the closeness of a loving dating, and kids. a few simply continued, yet others challenged the conventions, fought the process, and located success outdoor of marriage. From the mill-girl became activist to the debutante grew to become archeologist, from the 1st lady stockbroker to the "business ladies" and the leave out Jean Brodies, this e-book memorializes a new release of younger girls who have been pressured, through 4 of the bloodiest years in human background, to prevent reckoning on males for his or her source of revenue, their identification, and their destiny happiness. certainly, Singled Out can pay homage to this awesome new release of girls who, replaced by way of conflict, in flip might swap society.

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Not Our War: Writings Against the First World War

Some of the voices during this booklet got here to oppose global struggle I after reflecting on adventure, others adverse it on precept prior to a shot used to be fired—they could have been few in quantity, yet steadily their impression rose. This anthology provides various voices of fellows and girls who wondered and antagonistic the warfare: liberals, radicals and pacifists, anarchists and socialists, infantrymen and noncombatants. Featured writers contain: James Connolly, Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman, Keir Hardie, Jean Jaurès, Louis Lecoin, V. I. Lenin, John Maclean, Errico Malatesta, Sylvia Pankhurst, Siegfried Sassoon. they're American, Asian, British, French, German, Irish, Italian, and Russian. a few of the texts are newly translated or seem in English the 1st time.

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The Spade as Mighty as the Sword: The Story of the Dig for Victory Campaign

By Daniel Smith

After foodstuff rationing was once brought in 1940, and German U-boats started threatening service provider delivery bringing in crucial foodstuffs, the Ministry of Agriculture made up our minds anything needed to be performed to make the kitchens of england extra self-sufficient.

The outcome was once certainly one of Britain's such a lot profitable propaganda campaigns – Dig for Victory – encouraging each guy and lady to show their backyard, or perhaps the grass verge of their road, over to cultivating greens. via 1942 part the inhabitants have been participating, or even the Royal kin had sacrificed their rose beds for turning out to be onions.

Now, Daniel Smith tells the total tale of this impressive wartime episode while spades, forks and bean canes grew to become guns the standard citizen may perhaps absorb opposed to the enemy. It had tangible advantages for the warfare attempt in that transport may be reallocated for munitions rather than nutrients imports, in addition to for the well-being of the country in encouraging a nutrition of clean fruit and veg. The crusade threw up unforeseen celebrities like C.H. Middleton, whose wartime BBC radio talks on gardening reached an enormous viewers, and it even sowed the seeds for the trendy allotment movement.

Ultimately it's a battle tale with no struggling with or killing, person who indicates how even The Little guy with the Spade, within the phrases of the Minister for Agriculture on the time, did his bit for Victory.

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Fair Play: A Daniel Dorling Reader on Social Justice

By Daniel Dorling

Youth who come into touch with cops at the streets this present day have little notion of the importance of the stabbing to dying of Stephen Lawrence in a racist assault in 1993. in simple terms their mom and dad or grandparents bear in mind the day-by-day exposures of police incompetence and oblique racism that have been given excessive profile within the media for 6 months.

The repercussions of the case are nonetheless on-going with the lengthy late conviction in 2012 of 2 of the unique suspects, and within the comparable 12 months a few racist attacks via police.;;This precise publication offers an insider's view of the seminal inquiry into Stephen Lawrence's homicide. Dr Richard Stone OBE used to be a panel member of the Inquiry as Adviser to the pass judgement on, Sir William Macpherson.

This obtainable and interesting booklet comprises research of hitherto inaccessible transcripts. those dramatically express how the Inquiry used to be undermined to the purpose of failure to supply the specified results.;;Dr Stone additionally discusses modern concerns and the relevance of the Inquiry this present day. He says i've got written approximately my adventure simply because i believe a level of legal responsibility to inform, from my place on the centre of the Inquiry, simply how tough concerns have been handled.

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The Great City Academy Fraud

By Francis Beckett

This hugely arguable and compelling booklet exposes the government's urban academies undertaking: the ways that businesses and wealthy participants were persuaded to sponsor academies, their actual purposes for sponsoring them, the lies which were advised in aid of the academies venture, and the disastrous impact it is going to have on Britain's faculties.

It brings jointly latest examine, via the writer and others, and provides new study, to accumulate an image of a deeply incorrect inspiration, that's educationally disastrous and inherently corrupt. In his provocative but interesting travel de strength, Francis Beckett pulls the plug at the such a lot high-profile academic rip-off for many years.

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Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt

By Nicholas Roe

Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), poet and radical journalist, descended from black Caribbeans, used to be a passionate recommend of liberal factors in England, having fun with the function of political martyr and the homage of writers like Lord Byron, whereas scuffling with his inner most phobias.

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The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910–2010

By Selina Todd

THE SUNDAY instances BESTSELLER

'There was once not anything impressive approximately my early life or historical past. And but I seemed in useless for any element of my family's tale while I went to school to learn heritage, and endured to go looking fruitlessly for it in the course of the subsequent decade. finally I realised i might need to write this background myself.'

What used to be it fairly wish to pass though the 20th century? In 1910 three-quarters of the inhabitants have been operating category, yet their tale has been overlooked till now.

Based at the first-person debts of servants, manufacturing unit employees, miners and housewives, award-winning historian Selina Todd unearths an unforeseen Britain the place cinema audiences shook their fists at photos of Winston Churchill, groups supported strikers, and the place swimming pools winners (like Viv Nicholson) refused to develop into good. Charting the increase of the operating type, via global wars to their fall in Thatcher's Britain and at the present time, Todd tells their tale for the 1st time, of their personal words.

Uncovering a major hidden swathe of Britain's previous, the folks is the bright historical past of a progressive century and the folks who fairly made Britain nice.

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