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  • Where Are You From?by Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Dhooleka S. Raj explores the complexities of ethnic minority cultural change in this incisive examination of first- and second-generation middle-class South Asian families living in London. Challenging prevalent understandings of ethnicity that equate community, culture, and identity, Raj considers how transnational ethnic minorities are circumscribed... more...

  • Multilingual Identities in a Global Cityby Dr David Block

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 44.00

    Opening with a discussion of the key issues of globalization, migration, multiculturalism, multilingualism and global cities, David Block then turns to four detailed case studies: East Asian students living and working in London; foreign language teachers from France; London's growing Latino community; and second generation South Asian university... more...

  • London Politics, 1760-1914by Matthew Cragoe; Dr Antony Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 140.00

    This collection offers the first detailed investigation of political life in 19th-century London. London politics did not share the free-trade and civil-equality preoccupations of the provinces which currently dominate scholarly literature. As these essays reveal, the capital remained more concerned with older struggles for political independence. more...

  • A Community Transformedby Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    The sequel to McIntosh's acclaimed work Autonomy and Community: The Royal Manor of Havering, 1200?1500. more...

  • Fighting Macby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    On a spring morning in 1903, Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of Britain's greatest military heroes, took his life in a hotel room in Paris. A few days later he was buried hastily in an Edinburgh cemetary as his fellow countrymen tried to come to terms with the fact that one of Scotland's most famous soldiers had ended his life rather than face... more...

  • The Great Fire of Londonby Stephen Porter

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    The Great Fire of London was the greatest catastrophe of its kind in Western Europe. Although detailed fire precautions and firefighting arrangements were in place, the fire raged for four days and destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, and 44 of the City of London's great livery halls. The great fire of 1666 closely followed by the great plague of... more...

  • The Strange History of Buckingham Palaceby Patricia Wright

    The History Press 2008; US$ 5.99

    Buckingham Palace is one of the most familiar buildings in the world, but who knows the real tales hidden behind its ceremonial gates? Who was the witch that once lived in the royal courtyard? How could courtesans once have plied their trade in front of the present royal windows? How dare a prime minister call the palace a monstrous insult to the nation?... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890by Marc Baer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 115.00

    The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890 explores a critical chapter in the story of Britain's transition to democracy. Utilising the remarkably rich documentation generated by Westminster elections, Baer reveals how the most radical political space in the age of oligarchy became the most conservative and tranquil in an age of democracy. more...

  • Liberalism and Local Government in Early Victorian Londonby Benjamin Weinstein

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 90.00

    A fresh interpretation of London's early Victorian political culture, devoting particular attention to the relationship which existed between Whigs and vestry-based radicals. more...

  • From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shopby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    London is unrivalled as a source of inspiration for writers from Geoffrey Chaucer to J.K. Rowling. From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop will explore the capital both from the viewpoint of the many writers who have used it as a stage for their plots and their characters; and of the readers whose imagination is fired by the knowledge that... more...