Author: Christopher Jon Sprigman
Category: Citation of legal authorities
This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.
Author: Christopher Hibbert
Category: Great Britain
'What was it about George IV that made private friends, as well as political adversaries, so quick to see the weaknesses of the man and to ignore his qualities? Fortunately, this excellent biography by Christopher Hibbert provides all the clues. Mr Hibbert has a sharp eye for the clash of character and the dramatic moment, and George IV, as Regent and King, provides a cornucopia of both...Never, never a dull moment. Read it.' J. H. Plumb, Observer
Author: Albert Venn Dicey
Category: Social Science
The famed 1914 edition of this classic is one of the small handful of works that deserve to be read by Americans to understand the 1980s. Indeed, the final three chapters, describing the decline of will and consensus in late Victorian England, stand as a stark, unmistakable reminder that such national decline can happen again. Dicey was the most influential constitutional authority in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Modern politicians have often invoked the phrase "rule of law." So commonplace has it become that few recognize its source in the work of Dicey. Law and Public Opinion in England is written with simplicity, wit and a sense of purpose that marks it as a book apart. It did much more than fortell the decline of empire, it developed the forms in which such decline comes about. In many ways this book represents a pioneering statement on the libertarian tradition as a consequence of rather than rebellion against the legal norms of an advanced civilization. This is a central book for students of society and politics alike.
Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973--1974
Author: Michel Foucault,Jacques Lagrange,Graham Burchell
A historical investigation into the practice of psychiatric medicine in the western world chronicles its evolution, offering insight into how diagnoses and treatments changed throughout time and how modern social and political attitudes toward mental illness have developed, in a collection of philosophical lectures. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.
Author: Daniel Hack Tuke
Publisher: London : K. Paul, Trench
This book, by Daniel Hack Tuke, is about the history of the treatment of the mentally ill in the British Isles.
A History of Slavery and Antislavery
Author: Seymour Drescher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other continents, they created, in the Americas, the most dynamic, productive, and exploitative system of coerced labor in human history. Three centuries later these same intercontinental actions produced a movement that successfully challenged the institution at the peak of its dynamism. Within another century a new surge of European expansion constructed Old World empires under the banner of antislavery. However, twentieth-century Europe itself was inundated by a new system of slavery, larger and more deadly than its earlier system of New World slavery. This book examines these dramatic expansions and contractions of the institution of slavery and the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries.
Being Miscellaneous Papers Relating to the History, Genealogy, Topography, and Antiquities of the British West Indies
Author: Vere Langford Oliver
Publisher: CanDoo Creative Pub.
Category: Registers of births, etc
Includes the 6 v. of the original publication, plus these works by the same author: The registers of St. Thomas, Middle Island, St. Kitts; and: West Indian bookplates, published together in v. 7 and originally issued separately. Indexes of all volumes published together in v. 8.
On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies
Author: Kevin B. Anderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Political Science
In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Through highly informed readings of work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond. For this expanded edition, Anderson has written a new preface that discusses the additional 1879–82 notebook material, as well as the influence of the Russian-American philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya on his thinking.
Author: Julian Knight,Michael Pattison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
Your updated and revised guide to British politics So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss the ins and outs of past and present elections, political leaders, parties and ideologies. Packed with understandable information on the origins, history and structure of the UK parliamentary system, British Politics For Dummies offers a fascinating glimpse into the rollercoaster world of politics. Explaining everything from key political ideologies and the spread of democracy to the current election process and the differences between political parties, this hands-on, friendly guide is an ideal companion to British politics and elections. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments, devolution and independence efforts Provides updated information on UKIP and Britain's place in Europe Serves as a helpful guide to elections and British political parties—electoral systems, voting behaviour and trends and the role of pressure groups and the media Offers a fascinating examination of British politics on the world stage Whether you want to get to grips with British politics and government or build your knowledge beyond the basics, this updated edition of British Politics For Dummies is the place to start.
Definer of a Nation
Author: Jean Edward Smith
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A New York Times Notable Book of 1996 It was in tolling the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life "reads like an early history of the United States," as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith "does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall's life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed."