A New History of the Isle of Man: The modern period 1830-1999

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Richard Chiverrell, John Belchem, Dr. Geoff Thomas, Seán Duffy, Harold Mytum
Liverpool University Press, 2000 - Social Science - 320 pages
A New History of the Isle of Man will provide a new benchmark for the study of the island's history. In five volumes, it will survey all aspects of the history of the Isle of Man, from the evolution of the natural landscape through prehistory to modern times. The Modern Period is the first volume to be published. Wide in coverage, embracing political, constitutional, economic, labor, social and cultural developments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the volume is particularly concerned with issues of image, identity and representation. From a variety of angles and perspectives, contributors explore the ways in which a sense of Manxness was constructed, contested, continued and amended as the little Manx nation underwent unprecedented change from debtors' retreat through holiday playground to offshore international financial center.
 

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Contents

The Onset of Modernity 183080 john belchem
18
Constitutional Development and Public Policy 190079
94
Tynwald Transformed 198096 alistair ramsay
185
Economic History 18301996 derek winterbottom
207
Shipping a car for the Gordon Bennett races
252
HMS St George marching in Douglas 1942
259
Laxey Glen Flour Mills on fire
265
Splitting scallop shells Peel 1997
273
Hall Caines Eternal City at the Gaiety
328
Epitaph to Sophia Morrison
335
A Manx wedding
350
clock and bowl
364
Filming The Bondsman c 1928
381
Recording the Islands music
389
meeting of the Andreas Benevolent Society
397
A Sunday School Anniversary
408

Labour History Robert fyson
279
Political unrest the fishermens protest
290
Cultural History
311
Gold on Cushags
321
The start of the first cycleraces The pushbike TT 1937
415
Statistical Appendix john beckerson
417
Index
437
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