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The Limits of Liberty

The Limits of Liberty

American History, 1607-1992

  • Author: Maldwyn Allen Jones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198205722
  • Category: History
  • Page: 727
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This is a major survey of the American past from the earliest colonial settlements to the present day. It traces the political, intellectual, economic and cultural development of a distinctive American society, without losing sight of its continued connections with the Old World. Swelled by a continuous flux of immigration, the population of the United States spread with astonishing rapidity over a vast continent, evolving a new system of government and creating extraordinary wealth. Maldwyn A Jones assesses not only the epic achievements of the nation, but also the tensions and limitations of the society behind the 'American Dream'. In this second edition Professor Jones has continued his study to the present, with a new chapter examining the conservative revival of the 1980s and the presidential elections of 1992. He has included an additional map, incorporated the most recently available statistics into the population tables, and completely revised and updated the Bibliography.

The Limits of Liberty

The Limits of Liberty

American History, 1607-1992

  • Author: Maldwyn Allen Jones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198205715
  • Category: History
  • Page: 727
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"This is a major survey of the American past from the earliest colonial settlements to the present day. It traces the political, intellectual, economic, and cultural development of a distinctive American society, without losing sight of its continued connections with the Old World. Swelled by a continuous flux of immigration, the population of the United States spread with astonishing rapidity over a vast continent, evolving a new system of government and creating extraordinary wealth. Maldwyn A. Jones assesses not only the epic achievements of the nation, but also the tensions and limitations of the society behind the 'American dream'." "In this second edition Professor Jones has continued his study to the present, with a new chapter examining the conservative revival of the 1980s and the presidential election of 1992. He has included an additional map, incorporated the most recently available statistics into the population tables, and completely revised and updated the Bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Limits of Liberty

The Limits of Liberty

American History, 1607-1980

  • Author: Maldwyn Allen Jones
  • Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199131303
  • Category: United States
  • Page: 680
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A history of America between the years 1607 and 1980.

The Penguin History of the United States of America

The Penguin History of the United States of America

  • Author: Hugh Brogan
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937459
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
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This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features of 'the American character' - both the good and the bad. He provides a masterly synthesis of all the latest research illustrating America's rapid growth from humble beginnings to global dominance.

Barricades and Borders

Barricades and Borders

Europe 1800-1914

  • Author: Robert Gildea
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191081248
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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This is a comprehensive survey of European history from the coup d'etat of Napoleon Bonaparte in France to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo, which led to the First World War. It concentrates on the twin themes of revolution and nationalism, which often combined in the early part of the century but which increasingly became rival creeds. Going beyond traditional political and diplomatic history, the book incorporates the results of recent research on population movements, the expansion of markets, the accumulation of capital, social mobility, education, changing patterns of leisure, religious practices, and intellectual and artistic developments. The work falls into three chronological sections. The first, starting in 1800 (rather than the more usual 1815) follows the build-up of the revolutionary currents which were eventually going to erupt in the `Year of Revolutions' 1848. The second, from 1850 to 1880, deals with the golden age of capitalism, the successful culmination of struggles for national unification, and the threat of anarchism. The concluding chapters look at the social and political stresses caused by socialism and national minorities, at new attempts by government to order society, imperial rivalry, and the descent into a war which was to mark the end of nineteenth-century Europe. For this third edition, Dr Gildea has substantially revised the text and maps, and completely updated the bibliography. Newly-added introductory sections guide the reader through the wealth of material in each chapter. The new edition also includes for the first time a full Chronology of the period, a list of leading state ministers, and family trees for all the major dynasties.

The House

The House

The History of the House of Representatives

  • Author: Robert V. Remini,Library of Congress
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061341118
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 624
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Throughout America's history, the House has played a central role in shaping the nation's destiny. In this incomparable single-volume history, distinguished historian Robert V. Remini traces the institution from a struggling, nascent body to the venerable powerhouse it has become since America's rise on the world stage. The essential drama of democracy—the struggle between principle and pragmatism—is showcased throughout the book, and through it the history of America's successful experiment with democracy unfurls.

Rebellions and Revolutions

Rebellions and Revolutions

China from the 1800s to 2000

  • Author: Jack Gray
  • Publisher: Short Oxford History of the Modern World
  • ISBN: 0198700695
  • Category: History
  • Page: 493
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Series: Short Oxford History of the Modern World* Focuses on China's problems of development--the decay and collapse of the Chinese Empire, its failure to recover in the first half of the twentieth century, and its rapid emergence in world affairs since the Communist Party Revolution of 1949* Draws from recently opened archival research to examine economic growth, update Chinese foreign policy, and to offer a revised account of the Tiananmen Incident

A New Introduction to American Studies

A New Introduction to American Studies

  • Author: Howard Temperley,Christopher Bigsby
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317867386
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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A New Introduction to American Studies provides a coherent portrait of American history, literature, politics, culture and society, and also deals with some of the central themes and preoccupations of American life. It will provoke students into thinking about what it actually means to study a culture. Ideals such as the commitment to liberty, equality and material progress are fully examined and new light is shed on the sometimes contradictory ways in which these ideals have informed the nation's history and culture. For introductory undergraduate courses in American Studies, American History and American Literature.

Born for Liberty

Born for Liberty

  • Author: Sara Evans
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684834987
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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Traces the role of American women in history, from the Iroquois matron and Puritan "goodwife" to the dual-role career woman and mother of the eighties

The Oxford History of Britain

The Oxford History of Britain

  • Author: Kenneth O. Morgan
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191040150
  • Category: History
  • Page: 848
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The Oxford History of Britain tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken up in turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of a continuous turmoil of change in every period, and the wider social context of political and economic tension is made clear. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: in focusing on elements of continuity down the centuries, the authors bring out that special awareness of identity which has been such a distinctive feature of British society. By relating both these factors in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this landmark work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society. The new edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

Endurance and endeavour: Russian history, 1812-1971

Endurance and endeavour: Russian history, 1812-1971

  • Author: J. N. Westwood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 472
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The European Dynastic States

The European Dynastic States

1494-1660

  • Author: Richard Bonney
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198730231
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 658
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This is a study of Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries--a period of economic and cultural upheaval, of dramatic changes in politics, society, and religion, and of constant warring among the emergent states. Based on extensive research, this book covers such diverse themes as the Reformation, witchcraft, diplomacy, population structure, the growth of capitalism, wars of religion, and wars of expansion. Bonney also examines the Scandinavian countries and Russia, areas frequently neglected by historians.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People

  • Author: Paul S. Boyer,Clifford E. Clark,Karen Halttunen,Joseph F. Kett,Neal Salisbury
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305861663
  • Category: History
  • Page: 50
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THE ENDURING VISION's engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, Boyer, et al's text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the American West -- including Native American history. The ninth edition maintains these strengths while enhancing coverage of women's history and incorporating new scholarship. A thoroughly redesigned last chapter discusses topics such as income inequality and mass incarceration, while bringing the discussion up to date with coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. The ninth edition also incorporates new features that support learning. Each section begins with a historical question; new conclusions include summaries organized around each of the chapter questions. Available in the following split options: THE ENDURING VISION, 9th Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Flagship History - Italy 1815-1943

Flagship History - Italy 1815-1943

  • Author: Derrick Murphy,Terry Morris
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007268696
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 136
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This new title offers factual and interpretive material from the Vienna Settlement to the fall of Mussolini. Includes historical interpretations, document source questions, explanation of difficult words and concepts, a study skills section for exam preparation and a companion website with visuals to support learning.

Science and Empire in the Nineteenth Century

Science and Empire in the Nineteenth Century

A Journey of Imperial Conquest and Scientific Progress

  • Author: Catherine Delmas,Christine Vandamme,Donna Spalding Andréolle
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443825964
  • Category: History
  • Page: 235
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The issue at stake in this volume is the role of science as a way to fulfil a quest for knowledge, a tool in the exploration of foreign lands, a central paradigm in the discourse on and representations of Otherness. The interweaving of scientific and ideological discourses is not limited to the geopolitical frame of the British empire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but extends to the rise of the American empire as well. The fields of research tackled are human and social sciences (anthropology, ethnography, cartography, phrenology), which thrived during the period of imperial expansion, racial theories couched in pseudo-scientific discourse, natural sciences, as they are presented in specialised or popularised works, in the press, in travel narratives—at the crossroads of science and literature—in essays, but also in literary texts. Contributors examine such issues as the plurality of scientific discourses, their historicity, the alienating dangers of reduction, fragmentation and reification of the Other, the interaction between scientific discourse and literary discourse, the way certain texts use scientific discourse to serve their imperialist views or, conversely, deconstruct and question them. Such approaches allow for the analysis of the link between knowledge and power as well as of the paradox of a scientific discourse which claims to seek the truth while at the same time both masking and revealing the political and economic stakes of Anglo-saxon imperialism. The analysis of various types of discourse and/or representation highlights the tension between science and ideology, between scientific “objectivity” and propaganda, and stresses the limits of an imperialist epistemology which has sometimes been questioned in more ambiguous or subversive texts.

Constitutionalism

Constitutionalism

Ancient and Modern

  • Author: Charles Howard McIlwain
  • Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1584775505
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 162
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McIlwain, Charles Howard. Constitutionalism: Ancient and Modern. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1940. ix, 162 pp. Reprint available June 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-550-5. Cloth. $75. * Upon publication The Law Quarterly Review praised this book, noting that "great learning is manifest in these pages" (cited in Marke). McIlwain [1871-1968] examines of the rise of constitutionalism from the "democratic strands" in the works of Aristotle and Cicero through the transitional moment between the medieval and the modern eras. He concludes with a discussion of the forces of despotism that were threatening constitutionally based individual freedom in the 1930s. One of the twentieth century's most distinguished scholars of Anglo-American constitutional history, McIlwain was Eaton Professor of the Science of Government in Harvard University and the author of The High Court of Parliament and Its Supremacy (1910) and The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation (1924). Both of these are available as Lawbook Exchange reprints.

Crucible of War

Crucible of War

The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766

  • Author: Fred Anderson
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307425398
  • Category: History
  • Page: 912
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In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role — permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America. Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. We see colonists who assumed that they were partners in the empire encountering British officers who regarded them as subordinates and who treated them accordingly. This laid the groundwork in shared experience for a common view of the world, of the empire, and of the men who had once been their masters. Thus, Anderson shows, the war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers. Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform the empire and American resistance — the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion — as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships. Interweaving stories of kings and imperial officers with those of Indians, traders, and the diverse colonial peoples, Anderson brings alive a chapter of our history that was shaped as much by individual choices and actions as by social, economic, and political forces.

Creatures of Empire

Creatures of Empire

How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America

  • Author: Virginia DeJohn Anderson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195304466
  • Category: History
  • Page: 322
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Presenting history in a new light, this original work highlights the pivotal role that livestock played in early America. 2 maps, 8 halftones.

British History 1815-1914

British History 1815-1914

  • Author: Norman McCord,Bill Purdue
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0199233195
  • Category: History
  • Page: 595
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This fully revised and updated edition of Norman McCord's authoritative introduction to nineteenth century British history has been extended to cover the period up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The nineteenth and early twentieth century saw the transformation of Britain from a predominantly rural to a largely urban society with an economy based upon manufacturing, finance, and trade, and from a society governed mainly by a landed aristocracy to what was increasingly a mass democracy. The authors chart the development of a modern state equipped with a large and expanding bureaucracy, the expansion of overseas territories into one of the world's greatest empires, and changes in religion, social attitudes, and culture. The book divides the era into four chronological periods, with chapters on the political background, administrative development, and social, economic, and cultural changes in each period. Exploring major themes such as the massive increase in population, the question of class, the scope of state activity, and the development of consumerism, leisure, and entertainment, and including a select bibliography and biographical appendix, this updated new edition provides the ultimate introduction to British history between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War.