Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837

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In this book, Linda Colley recounts how a new British nation was invented in the wake of the Act of Union between England and Wales and Scotland in 1707. She describes how a succession of major wars with Catholic France, culminating in the conflict with Napoleon, served as both a threat and a tonic, forcing the diverse peoples of this Protestant culture into a closer union and reminding them of what they had in common. She also shows how their world-wide empire gave men and women from different ethnic and social backgrounds a powerful incentive to be British. In the process, she not only demonstrates how an over-arching British identity came to be superimposed onto much older regional and national identities but she also illuminates why it is that these same older identities - be it Scottishness or Welshness or Englishness or regionalism of one kind or another - have reemerged and become far more important in the late 20th century. The aspirations and ambitions of individual Britons form an integral part of Colley's story. She supplies vignettes of well-known heros and politicians such as Horatio Nelson and William Pit the Younger, patriots such as Thomas Coram and John Wilkes and artists and writers who helped forge our image of Britishness - William Hogarth, David Wilkie, J.M.W. Turner, Charlotte Bronte, Benjamin West and Walter Scott. Drawing on paintings, plays, cartoons, diaries, almanacs, sermons and songs she also brings to life an array of men and women who have previously been left out of the historical record, from the British army officers to working men and women. Throughout, she analyzes patriotism rather than assuming its existence and shows it to have been a diverse and often rational phenomenon.

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"Dashingly written and firmly unsentimental."--Keith Thomas," New York Review of Books"
"Extremely learned and penetrating . . . [and] most entertaining."--Conor Cruise O'Brien, "New Republic"
"A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written."--Harriet Ritvo, "New York Times Book Review "
"Extremely learned and penetrating . . . Ýand¨ most entertaining."--Conor Cruise O'Brien, "New Republic"
" Dashingly written and firmly unsentimental." -- Keith Thomas," New York Review of Books"
" Extremely learned and penetrating . . . [and] most entertaining." -- Conor Cruise O' Brien, "New Republic"
" A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written." -- Harriet Ritvo, "New York Times Book Review "
"Dashingly written and firmly unsentimental."--Keith Thomas, " New York Review of Books"
0;Dashingly written and firmly unsentimental.1;2;Keith Thomas," New York Review of Books"
0;Extremely learned and penetrating . . . [and] most entertaining.1;2;Conor Cruise O7;Brien, "New Republic"
0;A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written.1;2;Harriet Ritvo, "New York Times Book Review "

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During the 120 years covered by this book, the Scots, Welsh, English, and to some extent the Irish began to think of themselves as Britons. Many forces combined to create this new identity in the minds of these people. One of the most important was the almost-constant warfare against France, and hence the need for protected shipping made British identity an economic advantage for the Scots. Fear of invasion and the need for soldiers helped expand the roles of ordinary men and women and at the same time increased their feelings of patriotism. Colley has reinterpreted some old theories and offers evidence to support her views. She also shows that some changes that seem to have been sudden actually were part of the logical progression of these early movements. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.
- Marilyn Dailey, Natrona Cty. P.L., Casper, Wyo.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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