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Colley, Linda
Britons : forging the nation, 1707-1837 / Linda Colley.
Rev. ed., with new introductory essay.
New Haven, Connecticut ; London : Yale University Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
xxxi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Reference Library
DA485 .C65 2014 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Previous edition: London : Pimlico, 2003. originally published by Yale University Press 1992, first published in paperback 1994.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"In this book, Linda Colley combines imperial, political, social and cultural history to analyse the evolution of Britishness, evoking its enduring tensions as well as its powerful characteristics."--Jacket.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- History -- 1689-1714.
Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837.
Great Britain.
National characteristics, British -- History.
National characteristics, British.
Nationalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Nationalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism -- Great Britain -- History.

  • 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
  • Appendices. The Geography of Loyalty in 1745; Men at Arms throughout Great Britain, May 1804; Volunteers and their Chosen Sphere of Action in 1798.