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Charles I and the Popish Plot

by Caroline M. Hibbard The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Hibbard begins by setting court Catholicism in the context of English court alignments on domestic and foreign policy. She then describes public reaction to royal policy and court Catholicism and the use parliamentary...


Cornwallis

by Franklin B. Wickwire & Mary B. Wickwire The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

This is the second and final volume of the Wickwires' definitive biography of Cornwallis. It details Corwallis's work in India, his contributions in Britain as master general of ordnance, his tenure as lord...


English Radicals and the American Revolution

by Colin Bonwick The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

Bonwick brings together related elements that have been treated separately on previous occasions--English radicals as personalities, their relations with one another, their connections with Americans; the imperial...


Birth Control and the Population Question in England, 1877-1930

by Richard A. Soloway The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

Soloway examines the origins of the modern birth control movement in England in the wider context of the dramatic decline in fertility that first became apparent in the 1880s. He concludes that the response...


Catholic Loyalism in Elizabethan England

by Arnold Pritchard The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

Although the varying attitudes toward the English crown and the order of English society were central to the differences between the loyalists and the militants, disagreements involved many questions other than...


The Bar and the Old Bailey, 1750-1850

by Allyson N. May The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

Allyson May chronicles the history of the English criminal trial and the development of a criminal bar in London between 1750 and 1850. She charts the transformation of the legal process and the evolution of...


Capitalism and Slavery

by Eric Williams The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry...


From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers

by Allan Kulikoff The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

With this book, Allan Kulikoff offers a sweeping new interpretation of the origins and development of the small farm economy in Britain's mainland American colonies. Examining the lives of farmers and their...


The Eden-Eisenhower Correspondence, 1955-1957

by Peter G. Boyle The University of North Carolina Press (March 13, 2006)

The personal correspondence between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Prime Minister Anthony Eden during the time they were simultaneously in office tells the dramatic story of a relationship that began with...


Masters, Servants, and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562-1955

by Douglas Hay & Paul Craven The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

Master and servant acts, the cornerstone of English employment law for more than four hundred years, gave largely unsupervised, inferior magistrates wide discretion over employment relations, including the power...


Paths Not Taken

by Henry R. Winkler The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Distinguished historian Henry Winkler examines the changing and often contradictory views that characterized the British Labour party's approach to foreign policy from the end of World War I through the 1920s....


The Invention of Free Labor

by Robert J. Steinfeld The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Examining the emergence of the modern conception of free labor--labor that could not be legally compelled, even though voluntarily agreed upon--Steinfeld explains how English law dominated the early American...


Law, Land, and Family

by Eileen Spring The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Eileen Spring presents a fresh interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family,...


Demography and Degeneration

by Richard A. Soloway The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Richard Soloway offers a compelling and authoritative study of the relationship of the eugenics movement to the dramatic decline in the birthrate and family size in twentieth-century Britain. Working in a tradition...


Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power

by Colin A. Palmer The University of North Carolina Press (November 02, 2010)

Colin Palmer, one of the foremost chroniclers of twentieth-century British and U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean, here tells the story of British Guiana's struggle for independence. At the center of the story...


Colin Palmer’s Trilogy on Imperialism in the Caribbean, Omnibus E-Book

by Colin A. Palmer The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2014)

This Omnibus E-Book brings together all three of Colin A. Palmer's books on the making of the modern Caribbean. Included are:

Freedom's Children: The 1938 Labor Rebellion and the Birth of Modern Jamaica

This is...


Freedom's Children

by Colin A. Palmer The University of North Carolina Press (February 03, 2014)

Freedom's Children is the first comprehensive history of Jamaica's watershed 1938 labor rebellion and its aftermath. Colin Palmer argues that, a hundred years after the abolition of slavery, Jamaica's disgruntled...


English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield

by James Oldham The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, 1756-1788, was...


Confronting Captivity

by Arieh J. Kochavi The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 2011)

How was it possible that almost all of the nearly 300,000 British and American troops who fell into German hands during World War II survived captivity in German POW camps and returned home almost as soon as...


Post-Holocaust Politics

by Arieh J. Kochavi The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

Between 1945 and 1948, more than a quarter of a million Jews fled countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and began filling hastily erected displaced persons camps in Germany and Austria. As one of the victorious...


Builders of Empire

by Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

They built some of the first communal structures on the empire's frontiers. The empire's most powerful proconsuls sought entrance into their lodges. Their public rituals drew dense crowds from Montreal to Madras....


To Lead As Equals

by Jeffrey L. Gould The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2014)

This book is a carefully argued study of peasants and labor during the Somoza regime, focusing on popular movements in the economically strategic department of Chinandega in western Nicaragua. Jeffrey Gould...


Receiving Erin's Children

by J. Matthew Gallman The University of North Carolina Press (June 19, 2003)

Between 1845 and 1855, 2 million Irish men and women fled their famine-ravaged homeland, many to settle in large British and American cities that were already wrestling with a complex array of urban problems....


From Belloc to Churchill

by Victor Feske The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Linking historiography and political history, Victor Feske addresses the changing role of national histories written in early twentieth-century Britain by amateur scholars Hilaire Belloc, Sidney and Beatrice...


Econocide

by Seymour Drescher The University of North Carolina Press (August 30, 2010)

In this classic analysis and refutation of Eric Williams's 1944 thesis, Seymour Drescher argues that Britain's abolition of the slave trade in 1807 resulted not from the diminishing value of slavery for Great...


Burdens of History

by Antoinette Burton The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In this study of British middle-class feminism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Antoinette Burton explores an important but neglected historical dimension of the relationship between feminism...


Caribbean Exchanges

by Susan Dwyer Amussen The University of North Carolina Press (March 24, 2009)

English colonial expansion in the Caribbean was more than a matter of migration and trade. It was also a source of social and cultural change within England. Finding evidence of cultural exchange between England...


In the Cause of Freedom

by Minkah Makalani The University of North Carolina Press (November 28, 2011)

In this intellectual history, Minkah Makalani reveals how early-twentieth-century black radicals organized an international movement centered on ending racial oppression, colonialism, class exploitation, and...


The Stigma of Surrender

by Brian K. Feltman The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2015)

Approximately 9 million soldiers fell into enemy hands from 1914 to 1918, but historians have only recently begun to recognize the prisoner of war's significance to the history of the Great War. Examining the...