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The sense of the people : politics, culture, and imperialism in England, 1715-1785

Author: Kathleen Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Dissertation: Presentado originalmente como tesis.
Series: Past and present publications.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : English : 1st pbk. ed., transferred to digital printingView all editions and formats

This book, first published in 1995, demonstrates the central role of 'people', the empire, and the citizen in eighteenth-century English popular politics. It shows how the wide-ranging political  Read more...


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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Wilson
ISBN: 0521635276 9780521635271
OCLC Number: 928663972
Description: XIV, 460 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I. The National Context: Introduction: The People, Towns and Politics of eighteenth-Century England: 1. Print, people and culture in the urban Renaissance; 2. Loyalism abounding to the chief of sinners: the reconfiguration of opposition politics, 1714-35; 3. Patriotic adventure: libertarianism, war and empire, 1736-62; 4. Patriot's apogee: Wilkite radicalism and the cult of resistance, 1763-74; 5. The crisis: radicalism, loyalism and the American War, 1774-85; Part II. The Cases of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Norwich: 6. Changing contexts: Newcastle and Norwich in the eighteenth century; 7. The rejection of deference: Newcastle; 8. Clientage and its discontents: Norwich; Conclusions: the people, the state and the subject.
Series Title: Past and present publications.
Responsibility: Kathleen Wilson.


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