The Politics of Addiction: Medical Conflict and Drug by S. Mars

By S. Mars

The Politics of dependancy  examines strength and policy-making within the context of a sour clash among inner most and publicly hired medical professionals treating dependancy. legislation was once utilized by either the career and the nation to form the remedy of dependancy and who may supply it, with the media feeding into the process.

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Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy by Michael S. Reidy

By Michael S. Reidy

In the 1st half the 19th century, the British sought to grasp the actual homes of the oceans; within the moment part, they lorded over huge parts of the oceans’ outer rim. The dominance of Her Majesty’s army used to be due in no small half to collaboration among the British Admiralty, the maritime group, and the medical elite. jointly, they remodeled the mammoth vacancy of the sea into an ordered and bounded grid.  within the approach, the fashionable scientist emerged. technological know-how itself extended from a restricted and native venture receiving parsimonious country help to world wide and comparatively good financed study regarding a hierarchy of practitioners.
Analyzing the commercial, political, social, and clinical adjustments on which the British sailed to energy, Tides of History indicates how the British Admiralty collaborated heavily not just with students, resembling William Whewell, but additionally with the maritime neighborhood  —sailors, neighborhood tide desk makers, dockyard officers, and harbormasters—in order to systematize wisdom of the world’s oceans, coasts, ports, and estuaries.  As Michael S. Reidy issues out, Britain’s safety and prosperity as a maritime kingdom relied on its skill to move throughout the oceans and dominate coasts and channels. The perform of technological know-how and the increase of the scientist grew to become inextricably associated with the method of ecu expansion.

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History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and by Reba Soffer

By Reba Soffer

background, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and the USA examines the topics, causes, and private and highbrow origins of conservative historians who have been additionally profitable public intellectuals. of their look for a persuasive and extensive allure, conservatives depended till a minimum of the Nineteen Sixties upon background and historians to supply conservative recommendations with authority and authenticity.

Beginning with the nice conflict in Britain and the second one global warfare in the US, conservative historians participated actively and influentially in debates in regards to the center, soul, and particularly the brain of conservatism. specific emphasis is put on 4 historians in Britain-F. J. C. Hearnshaw, Keith Feiling, Arthur Bryant, and Herbert Butterfield-and 3 in America-Daniel Boorstin, Peter Viereck, and Russell Kirk-who constructed conservative responses to extraordinary and perilous events
both at domestic and out of the country. those historians shared simple assumptions approximately human nature and society, yet their matters, interpretations, conclusions, and prescriptions have been self sufficient and idiosyncratic. Uniquely with reference to robust political figures, each one historian additionally spoke on to a wide public,
which received their books, learn their contributions to newspapers and journals, listened to them at the radio, and watched them on television.

Provocative and compelling, Reba Soffer's pioneering learn presents a accomplished clarification of the content material, context, and results of conservative rules that turned dominant in Britain and remained marginal in the USA until eventually the Reagan ascendancy.

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Heath and Thatcher in Opposition by Eric Caines

By Eric Caines

This publication lines how Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, in the course of their respective years as Conservative competition Leaders (1965-70 and 1975-79), controlled their Party’s makes an attempt to make sure a go back to executive, every one after electoral defeats. They did so within the context of an emergent New Conservatism, championed through the likes of Enoch Powell, Keith Joseph and Nigel Lawson, which betokened a long term switch from the post-war Butskellite settlement. 

Against a countrywide historical past of declining financial prestige, excessive inflation, debilitating public area moves and inner Conservative social gathering debates, relatively over commercial family members coverage and monetarism, they followed strikingly diverse techniques to policy-making in competition. The publication illustrates how, ironically, Heath’s technocratic over-prescription did not retailer his eventual premiership, whereas Thatcher’s under-committed coverage layout didn't abate her top a useful and transformative govt i

n the 1980s.

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The Theory and Practice of Revolt in Medieval England by Claire Valente

By Claire Valente

Medieval Englishmen have been treacherous, rebellious and killed their kings, as their French contemporaries again and again famous. within the 13th via 15th centuries, ten kings confronted severe uprising, within which 8 have been captured, deposed, and/or murdered. another king escaped open rebel yet encountered lively resistance. during this ebook, Professor Valente argues that the crises of the 13th and fourteenth centuries have been crucibles for swap; and their exam is helping us to appreciate medieval political tradition as a rule and key advancements in later medieval England particularly. the idea and perform of rebellion takes a comparative examine those crises, trying to comprehend medieval rules of right kingship and govt, the function of political violence and the altering nature of reform tasks and the rebellions to which they led. It argues that uprising was once an authorised and to a definite volume valid skill to revive reliable kingship during the interval, yet that over the years it grew to become more and more divorced from reform goals, which have been happy via different ability, and remodeled via turning out to be lordly dominance, vanity, and selfishness. finally the culture of valid insurrection disappeared, to get replaced via either parliament and dynastic civil battle. hence, at the one hand, improvement of parliament, itself an outgrowth of political crises, decreased the necessity for and legitimacy of hindrance reform. however, whilst crises did come up, the belief and perform of the group of the world, so bright within the 13th century, broke down lower than the pressures of recent political and socio-economic realities. through exploring violence and ideas of presidency over an extended interval than is in general the case, this paintings makes an attempt to appreciate medieval conceptions on their lonesome phrases instead of in regards to trendy assumptions and to exploit comparability as a method of explaining occasions, rules, and developments.

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Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial by John Miller

By John Miller

The spiritual and political heritage of past due 17th and early eighteenth-century England is usually written by way of clash and department. This used to be the interval whilst celebration clash - exacerbated through non secular enmities - grew to become a regular a part of English lifestyles. instead of denying the significance of partisan divisions, this ebook finds how civic occasion, designed as an expression of cohesion and amity, used to be usually used for partisan reasons, attaining a height within the 1710s. The animosities have been so much marked in elections, that have been usually corrupt and drunken, and infrequently very violent. yet department and clash weren't common. Many cities shunned electoral contests, now not simply because they have been within the pocket of a good aristocrat, yet as a question of planned coverage. regardless of occasional affliction, city executive hardly broke down, or even violent elections ended with bruises instead of fatalities.

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The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial by Janet Horowitz Murray,Myra Stark

By Janet Horowitz Murray,Myra Stark

The Englishwoman’s overview, which released from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded an outstanding swap within the variety of probabilities open to ladies. the proper of the journal was once the belief of the rising emancipated middle-class girl: monetary independence from males, selection of career, participation within the male firms of trade and govt, entry to better schooling, admittance to the male professions, really drugs, and, after all, the facility of suffrage equivalent to that of guys.


First released in 1979, this 11th quantity comprises concerns from 1878. With an informative advent through Janet Horowitz Murray and Myra Stark, and an index compiled by way of Anna Clark, this set is a useful source to these learning 19th and early twentieth-century feminism and the women’s move in Britain.

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Devising, Dying and Dispute: Probate Litigation in Early by Professor Bonfield Lloyd

By Professor Bonfield Lloyd

Seventeenth-century England was once a rustic passionate about estate rights. for under those that owned estate have been thought of to have a vested curiosity within the upkeep of legislation, order and social concord. As such, constructing the possession of 'things' was once a continuing main issue for everyone, and nowhere is that this extra glaring than within the instances of disputed wills. in accordance with a wealth of surviving proof from the Prerogative courtroom of Canterbury, the probate jurisdiction which probated wills of the extra filthy rich English homeowners in addition to a few of people with a extra modest volume of estate, this e-book investigates what litigation over the validity of wills finds concerning the interaction among society and legislation. the quantity investigates, catalogs, and systematizes the criminal concerns that have been raised in will disputes within the Canterbury court docket within the final half the 17th century. even if, this isn't only a booklet approximately legislation and criminal perform. The documents from which it attracts plunge us into deeply own and infrequently tragic occasions, revealing how the final requests of the lifeless and death have been usually neglected or misinterpreted by means of relations, pals and collectors for his or her personal benefit.

By targeting estate legislation as mirrored in instances of disputed wills, the booklet presents a glimpse at a far fuller spectrum of society than is frequently the case. Even humans of quite modest capability have been involved to cross on their possessions, and their circumstances offer a image of the kind of gadgets owned and social relationships published via styles of bequests. This too is correct for ladies, who regardless of being denied complete participation in lots of parts of civic lifestyles, are often encountered as key gamers in proceedings over disputed wills.

What emerges from this learn is an image of a society for which notions of legislations and personal estate have been more and more intertwined, but within which courts have been much less taken with formality than with making sure that the intentions of will-makers have been thoroughly carried out.

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A Victorian Childhood: Volume 43 (Routledge Library by Annabel Huth Jackson

By Annabel Huth Jackson

First released in 1932. This name is a first-person account of becoming up in Victorian England. The e-book examines many facets of the British Empire, and the relatives existence and schooling of the poet, author and excessive society hostess Claire Annabel Caroline supply Duff. A Victorian adolescence will be of curiosity to scholars of background.

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Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World by C. A. Bayly

By C. A. Bayly

during this outstanding and impressive survey Dr Bayly stories the increase, apogee and decline of what has grow to be known as `the moment British Empire' -- the good growth of British dominion abroad (particularly in Asia and the center East) throughout the French innovative and Napoleonic period that, coming among the lack of the United States and the next partition of Africa, constitutes the significant section of British imperial history.



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