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  • Popular Media and the American Revolution

    Shaping Collective Memory, 1st Edition

    By Janice Hume

    The American Revolution—an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins—continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year on July 4 with fireworks and other patriotic displays. But to identify as an American is to…

    Paperback – 2013-12-09

  • The American Experiment and the Idea of Democracy in British Culture, 1776–1914

    1st Edition

    By Ruth Livesey

    Edited by Ella Dzelzainis

    In nineteenth-century Britain, the effects of democracy in America were seen to spread from Congress all the way down to the personal habits of its citizens. Bringing together political theorists, historians, and literary scholars, this volume explores the idea of American democracy in…

    Hardback – 2013-10-23
    Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies

  • The American Idea of England, 1776-1840

    Transatlantic Writing, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Clark

    Arguing that American colonists who declared their independence in 1776 remained tied to England by both habit and inclination, Jennifer Clark traces the new Americans' struggle to come to terms with their loss of identity as British, and particularly English, citizens. Americans' attempts to…

    Hardback – 2013-08-23
    Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies

  • William Maginn and the British Press

    A Critical Biography, 1st Edition

    By David E. Latané

    The first scholarly treatment of the life of William Maginn (1794-1842), David Latané’s meticulously researched biography follows Maginn’s life from his early days in Ireland through his career in Paris and London as political journalist and writer and finally to his sad decline and incarceration…

    Hardback – 2013-07-28

  • Freemasonry and the Press in the Twentieth Century

    A National Newspaper Study of England and Wales, 1st Edition

    By Paul Calderwood

    By the end of the twentieth century, Freemasonry had acquired an unsavoury reputation as a secretive network of wealthy men looking out for each others’ interests. The popular view is of an organisation that, if not actually corrupt, is certainly viewed with deep mistrust by the press and wider…

    Hardback – 2013-05-22

  • Crime, Courtrooms and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1700-1850

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Lemmings

    Modern criminal courts are characteristically the domain of lawyers, with trials conducted in an environment of formality and solemnity, where facts are found and legal rules are impartially applied to administer justice. Recent historical scholarship has shown that in England lawyers only began to…

    Hardback – 2012-12-06

  • A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens: 6-Volume Set

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine Waters

    Dickens's multifacetedness as a writer and the wide range of his appeal to readers help to account for the extraordinarily large field of critical literature that has grown up in response to his work. Many anthologies of criticism devoted to particular works by Dickens have appeared, as have…

    Hardback – 2012-08-03
    A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens

  • Amy Lowell, Diva Poet

    1st Edition

    By Melissa Bradshaw

    In her reassessment of Amy Lowell as a major figure in the modern American poetry movement, Melissa Bradshaw uses theories of the diva and female celebrity to account for Lowell's extraordinary literary influence in the early twentieth century and her equally extraordinary disappearance from…

    Hardback – 2011-12-28

  • National Identity in Great Britain and British North America, 1815-1851

    The Role of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals, 1st Edition

    By Linda E. Connors, Mary Lu MacDonald

    Examining the complex and rapidly expanding world of print culture and reading in the nineteenth century, Linda E. Connors and Mary Lu MacDonald show how periodicals in the United Kingdom and British North America shaped and promoted ideals about national identity. In the wake of the Napoleonic…

    Hardback – 2011-08-05

  • Lives of the Sonnet, 1787–1895

    Genre, Gender and Criticism, 1st Edition

    By Marianne Van Remoortel

    In a series of representative case studies, Marianne Van Remoortel traces the development of the sonnet during intense moments of change and stability, continuity and conflict, from the early Romantic period to the end of the nineteenth century. Paying particular attention to the role of the…

    Hardback – 2011-04-28

  • The Dissemination of News and the Emergence of Contemporaneity in Early Modern Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brendan Dooley

    Modern communications allow the instant dissemination of information and images, creating a sensation of virtual presence at events that occur far away. This sensation gives meaning to the notions of 'real time' and of a 'present' that is shared within and among societies”in other words, a…

    Hardback – 2010-08-28

  • Dances with Darwin, 1875–1910

    Vernacular Modernity in France, 1st Edition

    By Rae Beth Gordon

    Examining the extraordinary influence of Darwin's theory of evolution on French thought from 1875 to 1910, Rae Beth Gordon argues for a reconsideration of modernism both in time and in place that situates its beginnings in the French café-concert aesthetic. Gordon weaves the history of medical…

    Hardback – 2008-12-28

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