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17. ‘A Great Change in Manners’

17. ‘A Great Change in Manners’  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0017
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9780192853981
‘A Great Change in Manners‘ draws attention to the remarkable order and balance of British society between the 1850s and 1890s. Despite massive industrial and social change, crime fell in ... More
6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages

6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776564
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0006
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9780192854025
The main source of wealth in the Middle Ages in England was the land. From this wealth sprang the prosperity of individuals, institutions, and the Crown. The greatest landowners were the ... More
12. A Shifting Population: Town and Country

12. A Shifting Population: Town and Country  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0012
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9780192853981
‘A Shifting Population: Town and Country’ outlines the effects of urbanization on Britain. Great urban centres, unmatched in the rest of Europe, grew up in manufacturing areas. Towns, ... More
Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

Eugenics: A Very Short introduction  

Philippa Levine

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.001.0001
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book
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9780199385904
The word “eugenics” was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction ... More
2. Industrial Development

2. Industrial Development  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0002
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9780192853981
‘Industrial Development’ summarizes the preconditions for and the components of industrialization. Britain's position relative to France improved massively on the strength of qualitative ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Robin Attfield

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
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9780191838651
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10.1093/actrade/9780198797166.003.0001
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For centuries we have been changing the natural world around us, through hunting and farming; building, mining, and engineering; and travelling and trading. But we can no longer take it for ... More
3. The age of democracy, 1816–44

3. The age of democracy, 1816–44  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0004
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9780199340057
From 1816 to 1844, the United States underwent an economic, political, and social transformation resulting in a nation of twenty-four states and three territories with a population of ... More
7. Objectivity in numbers?

7. Objectivity in numbers?  

Stephen Gaukroger

in Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.003.0007
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9780199606696
‘Objectivity in numbers?’ considers the connection between objectivity and numerical presentation. Logical positivists believed that if scientific theories were to be truly objective, they ... More
1. Reflections on the Revolutions

1. Reflections on the Revolutions  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0001
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9780192853981
‘Reflections on the Revolutions’ surveys the perceptions of the age of industrial and political revolution. Industrialization was not a concept that people were conscious of until the ... More
2. Some key concepts

2. Some key concepts  

Robin Attfield

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
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9780191838651
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198797166.003.0002
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9780198797166
‘Some key concepts’ focuses on the key concepts widely held and pivotal to thinking about environmental ethics. It begins with the concept of nature, ways in which people seek to relate ... More
1. Society and Economic Life

1. Society and Economic Life  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0001
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9780192854001
‘British Society and Economic Life’ considers the significant changes in conditions in the seventeenth century. Before 1650, relentless population growth resulted in subsistence crises, ... More
1. Unregulated immigration and its opponents from Colonial America to the mid-nineteenth century

1. Unregulated immigration and its opponents from Colonial America to the mid-nineteenth century  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0002
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chapter
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9780195331783
Immigration has been an issue that the United States has always had to face. American law and policy has evolved gradually over immigration and citizenship. In the American context, there ... More
4. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820–1924

4. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820–1924  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0005
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9780195331783
How did immigration and resettlement affect the people within the massive migration cohorts? The processes of mass international migration happened within the historical context of the ... More
5. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1965 to the present

5. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1965 to the present  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0006
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9780195331783
The 1970s saw for the United States a new wave of immigration. In 2005, the United States was the largest recipient of international migrants. ‘Mass population movements and resettlement, ... More
4. The Economy in the Early Middle Ages

4. The Economy in the Early Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192854025
In the eleventh century, England was predominantly an agrarian economy. Over 90 per cent of the people lived in the country. ‘The Economy in the Early Middle Ages’ looks at the economic ... More
3. Industry and Idleness

3. Industry and Idleness  

Paul Langford

in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776540
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853998.003.0003
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9780192853998
‘Industry and Idleness’ provides an overview of the social and economic changes of the mid-century. Improved communications along turnpike roads enabled the growth of internal markets, ... More
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Gerber

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.001.0001
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book
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9780195331783
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American. It looks at immigration from ... More
Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.001.0001
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book
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9780192853981
Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction is an account of remarkable economic and social change and an even more remarkable political stability. Britain in 1789 ... More
Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.001.0001
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book
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9780192854025
Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British ... More
3. Eugenic reproduction

3. Eugenic reproduction  

Philippa Levine

in Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199385904
Driven by the dream of improving humanity down the generations, the management of reproduction was the core activity for which eugenicists strived. Although they had many different visions, ... More

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