A Floating Commonwealth
Politics, Culture, and Technology on Britain's Atlantic Coast, 1860-1930
Table of Contents
Prelude: Behold The Sea!
I. 'Behold The Sea!'
II. 'The Writing and Acting of History'
III. The Atlantic Moment
V. Nationalizing History
IX. 'L'Invitation au Voyage'
I Places and Voices
I.1 Sacred Lambencies and Thin Crusts: Culture, Danger and Industry
I. Natura Maligna
II. A Patriot for Whom?
III. Auld Scotia - Who She?
IV. 'A Thin Crust'
V. Enlightenment and Uncertainty
I.2 Garron Top To Westward Ho!: The Inland Sea
I. The Irish Boat
II. A Country the Poets have Imagined
III. 'The Antechamber of Britain'
IV. Money and Migrants
V. 'Traffics and Discoveries'
VI. 'But Westward look!'
VII. Civic Empires
I.3 McAndrew: The Engineer on the Celtic Fringe
I. 'The Forgiving of the Anchor'
II. The Uses of Rhetoric
IV. 'Lives of the Engineers'
V. 'Work and Question not'
VI. Prussians and Asiatics
II Ourselves Together
II.1 Anglo-Saxons into Celts: The Scottish Intellectuals
I. Enlightenment and Deception
II. An Infinite Religious Idea
IV. Geddes and Synergy
VII. 'The Genius of the Gael'
II.2 The Folk and the Gwerin: Religious Democracy in Scotland and Wales
I. The Persistence of Faith
II. State, Religion, People
III. 'Godly Commonwealths'
IV. Religious Rebels
V. The People's William
VII. Schools and Schoolmasters
II.3 Contrary Heroes: Industry, Ethnie, and Ireland
I. Measuring Distances: Ireland, Industry and Theory
II. 'Creative Chaos', Victims and Gastarbeiter
III. Machines and Heroes
IV. Carlyle and Ireland: Positivist-Protestant
V. Carlyle and Ireland: Celtic-Catholic
VI. The Ultramontane Opportunity
VII. Where were the Hero-Sisters?
VIII. Hidden Ireland or Plain People?
III In Time of the Breaking of Nations
III.1 Muscular Celticism: Sport and Nationalism
I. Sport and Statehood
II. Homo Ludens
III. Sport and Sociologists
IV. The Civic Mode
V. To the Tailteann Games
VI. Spieltrieb: a Diversion?
III.2 John Bull's Other Irishman: Shaw, Geddes, and the Geotechnic Movement
I. The View from Baker Street
II. The Intelligent Fabian's West Britain
III. The Road to Rosscullen
V. Passionate Dreaming
VI. 'Order the guns and kill!'
III.3 Men Who Pushed and Went: West Coast Capitalism, War and Nationalism
I. Frontism and Remembrance
II. Expectations, Actualities, the Wizard: August 1914-April 1916
III. 'The Workshops are our Battlefield'
IV. From Reconstruction to Victory
V. The University of Frongoch: Ireland escapes
'Night's Candles Are Burned Out'
I. Dynamic Forces
II. Into the Doldrums
III. 'A General Unsettlement'
V. After Ireland
VI. American Dreams
VII. Nationalism Redux
VIII. The Big Ship Goes Down
IX. Episodes, Epiphanies, Imperium?
X. The O' on Olympian