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Author Uglow, Jennifer S. author.

Title In these times : living in Britain through Napoleon's wars, 1793-1815 / Jenny Uglow.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
©2014

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    941.073 UGL    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  941.073 UGL    Available
Edition First American edition.
Description ix, 740 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
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Note "Originally published in 2014 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 657-708) and index.
Contents 1. Who tells the news? -- I. STIRRING, 1789-1792 -- 2. Down with Tom Paine! -- II. ARMING, 1793-1796 -- The universal pant for glory -- Flanders and Toulon -- 5. Scarlet, shoes and guns -- 6. British tars -- 7. Trials and tribulations -- 8. Warp and weft -- 9. Money, city and country -- 10. "Are we forgotten?" -- 11. High life -- 12. Four farmers -- 13. Portsmouth deliveries -- 14. Bread -- 15. East and west -- III. WATCHING, 1797-1801 -- 16. Invasions, spies and poets -- 17. Mutinies and militia -- 18. Cash in hand -- 19. At sea and on land -- 20. The powerhouse -- 21. "Check proud Invasion's boast" -- 22. Ireland -- 23. The Nile and beyond -- 24. "The distressedness of the times" -- 25. God on our side -- 26. "Good men should now close ranks" -- 27. Denmark, Egypt, Boulogne...peace -- IV. PAUSING, 1801-1803 -- 28. France -- 29. New voices -- 30. "Always capable of doing mischief" -- 31. Albion -- V. SAILING, 1803-1808 -- 32. Into war again -- 33. "Fine strapping fellows" -- 34. Press gangs and fencibles -- 35. Panic and propaganda -- 36. "Every farthing I can get" -- 37. The business of defence -- 38. Trafalgar -- 39. All the Talents -- 40. Private lives -- 41. Abolition and after -- 42. Danes and Turks -- 43. Orders in Council -- 44. Land -- VI. FIGHTING, 1809-1815 -- 45. "Caesar is everywhere" -- 46. Scandals, Flanders and fevers -- 47. Going to the show -- 48. Burdett and press freedom -- 49. "Brookes's and Buonaparte," Cintra and Troy -- 50. Storms of trade -- 51. The coming of the sheep -- 52. Sieges and prisoners -- 53. Luddites and protests -- 54. Prince, Perceval, Portland -- 55. Three fronts -- 56. Sailors -- 57. Swagger and civilisation -- 58. "We are to have our rejoicings" -- VII. ENDINGS, 1815 and beyond -- 59. To Waterloo and St. Helena -- 60. Afterwards -- Principal events of the wars.
Summary "A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian. We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars--but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank, a Scottish mountain? The aristocrats and paupers, old and young, butchers and bakers and candlestick makers--how did the war touch their lives? Jenny Uglow, the prizewinning author of The Lunar Men and Nature's Engraver, follows the gripping back-and-forth of the first global war but turns the news upside down, seeing how it reached the people. Illustrated by the satires of Gillray and Rowlandson and the paintings of Turner and Constable, and combining the familiar voices of Austen, Wordsworth, Scott, and Byron with others lost in the crowd, In These Times delves into the archives to tell the moving story of how people lived and loved and sang and wrote, struggling through hard times and opening new horizons that would change their country for a century"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- Sources.
War and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
War and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1789-1820
ISBN 9780374280901 (hbk.)
0374280908 (hbk.)

 
    
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