Community and identity : the making of modern Gibraltar since 1704 (eBook, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Community and identity : the making of modern Gibraltar since 1704

Author: Stephen Constantine
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fluent, accessible and richly informed study, based on much previously unexplored archival material, concerns the history of Gibraltar following its military conquest in 1704, after which sovereignty of the territory was transferred from Spain to Britain and it became a British fortress and colony.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Constantine
ISBN: 9781781702048 1781702047 1847792839 9781847792839 9781847796943 184779694X
OCLC Number: 808600343
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 446 pages) : map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 9780719076350; 9780719076350; Copyright Page; Contents; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Gibraltar in 1952; Foreword; Introduction; 1 The demographic roots of Gibraltarian identity, 1704-1819; War and the partition of Gibraltar, 1704-5; Opportunities for immigrants; Military security, controls and surveillance; British Protestants and the others: censuses, 1725-1816; People and property ownership, 1712-1819; Conclusion; 2 A fortress economy, 1704-1815; Supplying the garrison and the town; External trade; 'Regulating' the economy; Fluctuations in the economy. Occupations, ethnicity and living standardsConclusion; 3 Government and politics, 1704-1819; Becoming and staying a British fortress; Military rule(s); Good government; Civilian politics: cooperation and protest; Civic self-government; Conclusion; 4 Demographic management: aliens and us,1815-1890s; Population growth, 1815-1901; Identifying the alien, 1815-1860s; Civilian responses: subterfuge and denial; Tightening the rules: the Aliens Order-in-Council, 1873; Civilian responses: the Aliens Order-in-Council, 1885; Conclusion; 5 Economy and living standards in thenineteenth century; Demand. SupplyPayment; Economic management; Occupations and living standards; Conclusion; 6 Governors and the governed, 1815-1914; The governors; Law and government; Charities: education and poor relief; The moneyed class and public services: the origins of the SanitaryCommission, 1865; Gibraltar politics: the Sanitary Commission, 1865-91; Gibraltar politics: Civil to Colonial Hospital, 1815-89; Conclusion; 7 Demography and the alien in the twentiethcentury: creating the Gibraltarian; Counting the people, 1891-2001; Marginalising the 'British': the Aliens Order ExtensionOrder-in-Council, 1900. Statutory aliens, British Indians and the Alien Traders Ordinances,1920s to 1950sBelonging: from the 1920s to the Right of Residence inGibraltar Ordinance, 1955; Under new management: the Immigration Control Ordinance and the Gibraltarian Status Ordinance, 1962 and after; Conclusion; 8 Earning a living in the twentieth century; The needs of the people; Paying the bills: garrison town; Selling goods and services; Selling the Rock: tourism, fi nance and gambling; Occupations, living standards and health; Conclusion; 9 Government and politics in the twentiethcentury, 1915-40. Governors and law, 1915-69City Council and Executive Council, to 1940; Colonial government, City Council and housing, 1921-40; The politics of taxation, 1914-39; Conclusion; 10 Big government and self-government,1940-69; The City Council; Colonial government and post-war housing; Gibraltar's welfare state; Government fi nance and the politics of taxation; Constitutional change and the Legislative Council, 1950; Self-government and the Gibraltar constitution, 1969; Conclusion; 11 Towards the future: constructing aGibraltarian identity; Politics, Britishness and national identity.
Responsibility: Stephen Constantine ; with a foreword by Martin Blinkhorn.
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