A Polite and Commercial People: England 1727-1783
Drawing on research, this volume covers the history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of the American colonies. It reveals simmering discontent in which evangelical enthusiasm clashed with scientific rationalism, aristocratic government with popular insub... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||History, Civilization, Great Britain, England, 18th century
||Professional and scholarly
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Drawing on up-to-date research, this volume in The New Oxford History of England is the most authoritative and comprehensive general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of the American colonies. Delving beneath the surface serenity of the age of elegance, Paul Langford reveals a world of simmering discontent in which evangelical enthusiasm clashed with scientific rationalism, aristocratic government with popular insubordination, industrial and imperial expansion with plebian poverty, and sentimentality with utilitarian reform.
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||...fascinating...carried through with great skill and clarity...the summaries of historical controversies are judicious and well-informed Observer
Provost of Lincoln College, Oxford