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  1. Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in the First World War

    Mobilizing Charity

    By Peter Grant

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    This book challenges scholarship which presents charity and voluntary activity during World War I as marking a downturn from the high point of the late Victorian period. Charitable donations rose to an all-time peak, and the scope and nature of charitable work shifted decisively. Far more working...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. British Student Activism in the Long Sixties

    By Caroline Hoefferle

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    Based on empirical evidence derived from university and national archives across the country and interviews with participants, British Student Activism in the Long Sixties reconstructs the world of university students in the 1960s and 1970s. Student accounts are placed within the context of a wide...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Victorian Reinvention of Race

    New Racisms and the Problem of Grouping in the Human Sciences

    By Edward Beasley

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    In mid-Victorian England there were new racial categories based upon skin colour. The 'races' familiar to those in the modern west were invented and elaborated after the decline of faith in Biblical monogenesis in the early nineteenth century, and before the maturity of modern genetics in the...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Origins of Pan-Africanism

    Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora

    By Marika Sherwood

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora recounts the life story of the pioneering Henry Sylvester Williams, an unknown Trinidadian son of an immigrant carpenter in the late-19th and early 20th century. Williams, then a student in Britain, organized the...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Disability in Eighteenth-Century England

    Imagining Physical Impairment

    By David M. Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    This is the first book-length study of physical disability in eighteenth-century England. It assesses the ways in which meanings of physical difference were formed within different cultural contexts, and examines how disabled men and women used, appropriated, or rejected these representations in...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Public Health in the British Empire

    Intermediaries, Subordinates, and the Practice of Public Health, 1850-1960

    Edited by Ryan Johnson, Amna Khalid

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    Over the last several decades, historians of public health in Britain’s colonies have been primarily concerned with the process of policy making in the upper echelons of the medical and sanitary administrations. Yet it was the lower level staff that formed the backbone of public health systems in...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Statistics and the Public Sphere

    Numbers and the People in Modern Britain, c. 1800-2000

    Edited by Tom Crook, Glen O'Hara

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    Contemporary public life in Britain would be unthinkable without the use of statistics and statistical reasoning. Numbers dominate political discussion, facilitating debate while also attracting criticism on the grounds of their veracity and utility. However, the historical role and place of...

    Published March 28th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Revolutionary Refugees

    German Socialism in Britain, 1840-1860

    By Christine Lattek

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    Tracing the development of German socialism in Britain and on the continent in the mid-nineteenth century, this is the first substantial study to combine two very important aspects: an analysis of this crucial stage in socialist political theory development and the examination of the social and...

    Published November 16th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Marxism in Britain

    Dissent, Decline and Re-emergence 1945-c.2000

    By Keith Laybourn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    Since the Second World War, Marxism in Britain has declined almost to the point of oblivion. The Communist Party of Great Britain had more than 50,000 members in the early 1940s, but less than 5,000 when it disbanded in 1991. Dissenting and Trotskyist organisations experienced a very similar...

    Published November 16th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Violence and Crime in Nineteenth Century England

    The Shadow of our Refinement

    By J. Carter Wood

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    This book illuminates the origins and development of violence as a social issue by examining a critical period in the evolution of attitudes towards violence. It explores the meaning of violence through an accessible mixture of detailed empirical research and a broad survey of cutting-edge...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Violence and Crime in Nineteenth Century England: The Shadow of our Refinement
    By J. Carter Wood
    To Be Published January 5th 2015
  2. Marxism in Britain: Dissent, Decline and Re-emergence 1945-c.2000
    By Keith Laybourn
    To Be Published January 5th 2015

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