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  1. Industrial Archaeology

    An Introduction

    By Kenneth Hudson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Industrial archaeology is the study of early industrial buildings and machinery, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When this book was originally published in 1963, this was becoming a topic of lively interest and controversy among archaeologists, historians, architects and...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Ferriby Boats

    Seacraft of the Bronze Age

    By Edward Wright

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found the remains of an ancient boat at Ferriby on the Humber shore. This book is his own account of his discoveries, excavations and research over 50 years since the first boat find. The importance of this and the subsequent finds was only fully recognised after...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Benjamin Franklin

    American Founder, Atlantic Citizen

    By Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A Social History of Tennis in Britain

    By Robert J. Lake

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    From its advent in the mid-late nineteenth century as a garden-party pastime to its development into a highly commercialised and professionalised high-performance sport, the history of tennis in Britain reflects important themes in Britain’s social history. In the first comprehensive and critical...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Suffer and Be Still (Routledge Revivals)

    Women in the Victorian Age

    Edited by Martha Vicinus

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1972, this book contains a collection of ten essays that document the feminine stereotypes that women fought against, and only partially erased, a hundred years ago. In an introductory essay, Martha Vicinus describes the perfect Victorian lady, showing that the ideal was a...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A Widening Sphere (Routledge Revivals)

    Changing Roles of Victorian Women

    Edited by Martha Vicinus

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this book is a companion volume to Suffer and Be Still. It looks at the widening sphere of women’s activities in the Victorian age and testifies to the dual nature of the legal and social constraints of the period: on the one hand, the ideal of the perfect lady and the...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Leisure and the Changing City 1870 - 1914 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Helen Meller

    By the late nineteenth century, the city had become the dominant social environment of Britain, with the majority of the population living in large cities, often with over 100, 000 inhabitants. The central concern of this book, first published in 1976, is to assess how successful the late...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of 'Consensus'

    Edited by The Subcultures Network

    This book examines youth cultural responses to the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that affected Britain in the aftermath of the Second World War. In particular, it considers the extent to which elements of youth culture and popular music served to contest the notion of ‘consensus’...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Roman Britain (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Edward H. Jones, Michael Hayhoe, Beryl Jones

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Roman Britain, first published in 1972, gives the young reader a vivid impression of the British Isles immediately preceding, during and after the Roman occupation, which lasted for 400 years. Using a selection of extracts, both historical and imaginative, it offer a suitably comprehensive account...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)

    Political Writer

    By Alan Downie

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift’s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift’s politics and its application in the...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge