A Colonial Liberalism: The Lost World of Three Victorian Visionaries

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Oxford, Sep 19, 1991 - Political Science - 256 pages
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This book focuses on the endeavors of a generation of high-minded reformers (Syme, Higinbotham and Pearson) to realize a liberal polity and social order in the Australian colonies. It charts the intersections of the public and private lives of these reformers as they sought to achieve a democracy which would be prosperous and improve their lives. Macintyre looks at the outcomes of their endeavors and how they responded to their disappointments.

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Stuart Macintyre is the Ernest Scott Professor of History and a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of several titles, including A Colonial Liberalism, A History for a Nation, and The Oxford History of Australia. Sean Scalmer is a sociology lecturer at Macquarie University. He is the author of Australian Unionism and Dissent Events.