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    DescriptionThe idea of an Australian republic has existed from the moment the First Fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour. This book is a comprehensive history of republican thought and activity in Australia and traces republican debate in Australia from 1788. It explains the pivotal role played by republican philosophies in the decades before responsible government was granted to the Australian colonies in 1856 and prior to federation in 1901. Mark McKenna also describes the often erratic appearance of republicanism during the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the period after 1975, when the issue of a republic became a prominent and increasingly fixed term on the political agenda. This book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in political and intellectual history. It calls for a higher level of public debate about the republic and makes an outstanding contribution to this debate itself.


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    Title
    The Captive Republic
    Subtitle
    A History of Republicanism in Australia 1788-1996
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark McKenna
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521576185
    ISBN 10: 0521576180
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ, 3JF, 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: JPHC, JPHV
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL007000, HIS004000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 3JH, 3JF
    DC22: 321.86
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    DC22: 321.8/6
    DC21: 321.860994
    LC classification: JQ4031 .M35 1996
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Illustrations note
    16 tones
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "McKenna's book is essential reading for students of the comparative history of republicanism who wish to understand how little can hide under a noble concept." Alastair Davidson, American Historical Review "This is an excellent book. While it is essential reading for anyone who wishes to know the context of the current debate over republicanism in Australia, the book raises much broader issues about the development of self-government, political independence and national identity in settler societies. The book is written in a lively and informative style and combines wide historical knowledge with the ability to marshal information to illustrate specific themes and ideas. McKenna has produced one of the best things to have come out of Australia's current debate over republicanism." Campbell Sharman, Pacific Affairs
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The piratical republic: 1788-1833; 2. The stockmen's republic: 1833-1848; 3. The last resort: 1848-1856; 4. Bunyip aristocracy; 5. A Victorian republic; 6. Quieta non movere: 1856-1880; 7. A white man's republic: 1880-1887; 8. Nation and republic: 1887-1891; 9. The common weal - republicanism and Federation; 10. The Imperial mardi gras: 1901-1963; 11. The end of the affair: 1963-1995.