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Reading history in Britain and America, c.1750 - c.1840

Author: Mark R M Towsey
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the success of historical literature from the perspective of the reading audience in the period c.1750-c.1840. Drawing on a variety of sources including marginalia, letters,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R M Towsey
ISBN: 9781108483001 1108483003
OCLC Number: 1076376537
Description: xii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "History now is the favourite reading" --
History and the life cycle of the reader --
Sceptical historiography and the problem of infidelity --
Contesting constitutional history --
A nation united? Histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales --
Rewriting the American nation --
Historical information and the management of empire.
Responsibility: Mark Towsey, University of Liverpool.

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