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Concise History of Australia,A (Second Edition)

S Macintyre

Concise History of Australia,A (Second Edition)

S Macintyre

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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness.

This revised edition incorporates the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations. It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

  • Most recent and up-to-date short history of Australia written by one of Australia's most respected historians
  • A lively and clear narrative history accessible to general readers
  • This revised edition includes the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations.
  • It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'
Contents 1. Beginnings; 2. Newcomers, c.1600?1792; 3. Coercion, 1793?1821; 4. Emancipation, 1822?1850; 5. In thrall to progress, 1851?1888; 6. National reconstruction, 1889?1913; 7. Sacrifice, 1914?1945; 8. Golden age, 1946?1974; 9. Reinventing Australia, 1975-2003; 10. What next?

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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness.

This revised edition incorporates the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations. It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

  • Most recent and up-to-date short history of Australia written by one of Australia's most respected historians
  • A lively and clear narrative history accessible to general readers
  • This revised edition includes the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations.
  • It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'
Contents 1. Beginnings; 2. Newcomers, c.1600?1792; 3. Coercion, 1793?1821; 4. Emancipation, 1822?1850; 5. In thrall to progress, 1851?1888; 6. National reconstruction, 1889?1913; 7. Sacrifice, 1914?1945; 8. Golden age, 1946?1974; 9. Reinventing Australia, 1975-2003; 10. What next?
- Publisher

Meet the Author

S Macintyre

Professor Stuart Macintyre (PhD., Cantab) is an Australian who is chair of Australian Studies at Harvard. He has held appointments at Cambridge, Murdoch, the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne where he was Laureate Professor of the History.

He is author of numerous award winning historical books principally in Australian history, aspects of Australian labour history, political history and intellectual history. Among his publications are A Concise History of Australia (the current edition has been translated into several foreign-language editions) and volume four of The Oxford History of Australia.

His current projects include the history of communism in Australia, the role of the social sciences, and the role and status of history. He is an editor of a large-scale international project, The Oxford History of Historical Writing.

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  • Catalogue Code 272941
  • Product Code 9780521601016
  • ISBN 0521601010
  • EAN 9780521601016
  • Pages 356
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Aug 2004
  • Dimensions 216 x 139 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.441kg

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