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A new Australia : citizenship, radicalism, and the first republic / Bruce Scates. (1997)

Authors: Scates, Bruce., Scates, Bruce
Publisher:Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press,
  • There are 86 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 86 copies of this specific edition.
  • Scates, Bruce.
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • vii, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Studies in Australian history
  • Studies in Australian history
  • The 1890s were a watershed in Australian history, a time of mass unemployment, bitter industrial confrontation and sweeping social change. They also nurtured a flourishing radical culture of anarchists, socialists, single taxers, feminists and republicans. In this innovative new study, Bruce Scates reappraises these radicals and the troubled world they belonged to. A New Australia draws out many of the striking resonances between the 1890s and the 1990s, reinforcing the book's pressing contemporary relevance.
  • Machine derived contents note: Introduction
  • 1. 'A world apart': Class, culture and the language of radicalism
  • 2. The politics of reading: belief, ideology and the transmission of knowledge
  • 3. 'Within cooee distance of the millennium': the rise and fall of radical politics
  • 4. 'The new Arcadia': communal settlements on the land
  • 5. Poverty and protest: the culture and politics of mass unemployment
  • 6. 'A citizen first': women, socialism and the politics of gender.
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  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-249) and index.
  • English
  • 0521572967 (hardback)
  • 0521575966 (paperback)
Dewey Number:
  • 994.03/​2
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 21587627
  • 21587627
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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