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Blau, Joseph L.
A reprint of the 1954 Bobbs-Merrill edition. History's first national party with roots in a mass electorate, the Jacksonian Democrats were not so much unified around a shared policy program as they were a patchwork of conflicting interests. They came together most vigorously in the name of what they opposed: the emerging financial and commercial monopolies, the old Washington dynasty, and any whiff of privilege or aristocracy. Yet they demonstrated how even unprincipled national parties could invigorate representative democracy and repair the growing rifts between Northern industrialists, the Old South, and the developing West. These texts show the Jacksonian movement as a cross-section of nineteenth century America. A picture of popular democracy in its infancy, they together form a study of unity in diversity. 383pp.
Hackett Publishing Company, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0872206890
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Inventory #22901
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.38 approx. - € 13.88 approx.)
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Burrell, Gibson
N.B.HIGHLIGHTING.
Sage Publications, 1997, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0803977778
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Inventory #29496
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.14 approx. - € 9.44 approx.)
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Lewenstein, Oscar
210pp.
Nick Hern Books, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1854591711
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Inventory #19889
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.55 approx. - € 5.55 approx.)
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Keeble, N. H.
In this anthology, N.H. Keeble illustrates both the historical circumstances of women's lives in the seventeenth century and the cultural notions of woman which prevailed then. Within the body of the collection, contemporary evidence is arranged topically, drawn from printed sources. The images, roles and virtues of woman are examined, providing a sourcebook which illustrates the way woman has in the past been culturally constructed. 306pp. N.B. Small amount of underlining and annotation. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Reading creases to spine.
Routledge, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415104823
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Inventory #27011
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.45 approx. - € 10.55 approx.)
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Simmons, Diane
Widely read in the age of British imperialism and still popular today, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. Yet all of these writers, so instrumental in popularising the imperial agenda of power and dominance, bore deep emotional scars and as adults bolstered their fragile psychic states through fantasies of empire. While soldiers and politicians may know to bury or at least camouflage their fears and desires, inner fantasy is the necessary ingredient of literature, and popular fiction often offers the opportunity to probe the mind of an age. The connection between childhood loss and the desire for imperial escape, power and dominance is illuminated by De Quincey's mad screeds against the Chinese as both terrifyingly powerful and laughably weak, while Stevenson's romances, though written from an invalid's bed, are credited with 'selling' the idea of empire as manly adventure. Conan Doyle's tales of a Britain menaced at home by imperial blowback are models of Great Power paranoia that resonate today, and Kipling's stories of imperial Britain grow increasingly grandiose as childhood's psychic wounds are re-opened. Finally, Dinesen portrays plantation life in British East Africa as a gentle romance in which displaced African "squatters" serve as loyal and adoring retainers, providing the aristocratic aura for which the author yearns. It is sometimes said that, "Love's loss is empire's gain", and for these writers, Simmons shows, empire presented a magnificent opportunity to compensate for childhood calamity.148pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191560
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Inventory #17826
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.30 approx. - € 33.30 approx.)
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