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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • The First Republican Armyby John H. Matsui

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 39.50

    Although much is known about the political stance of the military at large during the Civil War, the political party affiliations of individual soldiers have received little attention. Drawing on archival sources from twenty-five generals and 250 volunteer officers and enlisted men, John Matsui offers the first major study to examine the ways in... more...

  • Anna Jamesonby Judith Johnston

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Anna Brownwell Jameson (1794-1869) was a central figure in the London world of letters and art in the early Victorian period, and an important feminist writer. Her friends included such figures as Harriet Martineau, Lady Byron, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This study considers her life and works, using a different Jameson work as... more...

  • County Borough Elections in England and Wales, 1919?1938: A Comparative Analysisby Sam Davies; Bob Morley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    These volumes provide an essential comprehensive work of reference for the annual municipal elections that took place each November in the 83 County Boroughs of England and Wales between 1919 and 1938. They also provide an extensive and detailed analysis of municipal politics in the same period, both in terms of the individual boroughs and of aggregate... more...

  • International Banking in an Age of Transitionby Sara Kinsey; Lucy Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Sweeping changes have taken place in the financial sector during the twentieth century. Two of the most notable changes have been the growth of global markets and institutions, and the introduction of computerisation. This volume charts the course of concentration and internationalisation in banking and also examines the influence and implications... more...

  • Cities of Cultureby John R. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    City authorities in recent years have competed vigorously to gain the right to host international festivals. In doing so they are heirs to a long tradition, since cities have always served as a natural location for festivals and fairs, providing settings on a scale impossible elsewhere. Cities of Culture examines the role of the Western city as the... more...

  • Art in the Time of Colonyby Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    It is often assumed that the verbal and visual languages of Indigenous people had little influence upon the classification of scientific, legal, and artistic objects in the metropolises and museums of nineteenth-century colonial powers. However colonized locals did more than merely collect material for interested colonizers. In developing the concept... more...

  • Gender and Rural Modernityby Elizabeth B. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    By the end of the First World War, women's labor was viewed by contemporary observers as fundamental to the survival of family farms in Germany and consequently to the nation's economic and social stability. At the same time, however, the overburdening of farm women sparked increasingly acrimonious conflicts between young hired women, or M├Ągde, their... more...

  • The Emergence of Modern Central Banking from 1918 to the Presentby Carl-L. Holtfrerich; Jaime Reis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The twentieth century has seen the rise of modern central banking. At its close, it is also witnessing the first steps in the decline of the role of some of the most famous of these institutions. In this volume, some of the world?s best known specialists examine the process whereby central banks emerged and asserted themselves within the economic and... more...

  • Byzantium and the Modern Greek Identityby David Ricks; Paul Magdalino

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Perhaps because of the fact that modern Greece is, through the Orthodox Church, inextricably linked with the Byzantine heritage, the precise meaning of this heritage, in its various aspects, has hitherto been surprisingly little discussed by scholars. This collection of specially commissioned essays aims to present an overview of some of the different,... more...

  • Crime, Gender and Consumer Culture in Nineteenth-Century Englandby Tammy C. Whitlock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Whilst the actual origins of English consumer culture are a source of much debate, it is clear that the nineteenth century witnessed a revolution in retailing and consumption. Mass production of goods, improved transport facilities and more sophisticated sales techniques brought consumerism to the masses on a scale previously unimaginable. Yet with... more...