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Published: 01 June 2015

ISBN: 9780190615529

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The Peoples of the British Isles

A New History. From 1688 to 1914

Thomas William Heyck and Meredith Veldman

  • Outlines the formation of the British nation-state through the expansion of the British Empire
  • Examines the demographic, agricultural, and industrial revolutions
  • Looks at the causes and consequences of the shift from a society of orders to a class society

New to this Edition:

  • New chapters 18-22 extend the scope of the volume to include the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods, and the lead-up to World War I
  • Expanded coverage of popular culture, including new sections on the intersection of commercialism and culture; discussions of the works of Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot; and a discussion of the popularity of pleasure gardens
  • Expanded coverage of the lives of women, including a discussion of the role of women in the revolts against Highland Clearnaces, and differences in legal status between women of the four nations

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