Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-3734-7 • Hardback • August 2006 • $126.00 • (£97.00)
978-0-7425-3735-4 • Paperback • August 2006 • $49.00 • (£38.00)
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.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 John Locke: Politics, Philosophy, and Public Service
Chapter 3 Sisters, Shopkeepers, and Dissenters: Singlewomen in Britain at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century
Chapter 4 Charles Townshend and Eighteenth-century British Politics
Chapter 5 Evangelical Religion
Chapter 6 Captain Rock, Captain Swing: "Primitive" Rebels and Radical Politics in England and Ireland, 1790-1845
Chapter 7 The Oxford Movement in Wales: A Catholic Revival in a Protestant Land
Chapter 8 Albert and the Great Exhibition of 1851: Creating the Ceremonial of Industry
Chapter 9 The Indian Rebellion of 1857: A Crisis in British Imperial Consciousness
Chapter 10 Charles Bradlaugh, Militant Unbelief, and the Civil Rights of Atheists
Chapter 11 In Fits and Starts: The Education Struggle in Nineteenth-century Britain
Chapter 12 A Woman's Right to Be Herself: The Political Journeys of Three British Suffrage Campaigners
Chapter 13 Mary Butler, Domesticity, Housewifery, and Identity in Ireland, 1899-1912
Chapter 14 G. K. Chesterton and British National Identity in World War I
Chapter 15 Barbara Nixon: A Warden's Blitz
Chapter 16 Mothers First: Onitsha Women Battle the Government in Colonial and Postcolonial Nigeria, 1956-1964
Chapter 17 Margaret Thatcher: The Woman and Her Times
The collection's scope is impressive, and the essays are beautifully written yet quite accessible. This volume will no doubt serve to make history come alive both for students and the general public. Highly recommended. All public and undergraduate collections.
— S. L. Hoglund, SUNY at Stony Brook; Choice Reviews
The collection's scope is impressive, and the essays are beautifully written yet quite accessible. This volume will no doubt serve to make history come alive both for students and the general public. Highly recommended.
— S. L. Hoglund; Choice Reviews
Students will find these essays about notable persons an invaluable means of relating to an issue or idea on a individual level, which then allows them to approach larger concepts with greater understanding. The Human Tradition in Modern Britain will be very useful in classes as the basis for lively discussions.
— Margaret Minor, Nicholls State University
—Addresses themes ranging from politics and intellectual development to religion and gender
—A valuable and affordable complement to traditional textbook topics
—Offers a rich combination of perspectives by focusing on both individuals and movements
—Through specific stories, students will be able engage with broader concepts