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The Townshend Moment : the Making of empire and revolution in the eighteenth century, Patrick Griffin

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The Townshend Moment : the Making of empire and revolution in the eighteenth century
Title
The Townshend Moment
Title remainder
the Making of empire and revolution in the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Griffin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Patrick Griffin chronicles the attempts of brothers Charles and George Townshend to control the forces of history in the heady days after Britain's mythic victory over France in the mid-eighteenth century, and the historic and unintended consequences of their efforts. As British chancellor of the exchequer in 1767, Charles Townshend instituted fiscal policy that served as a catalyst for American rebellion against the Crown, while his brother George's actions at the same moment as lord lieutenant of Ireland politicized the kingdom, leading to Irish legislative independence. This fascinating study is the first to consider as a linked history the influence of two all-but-forgotten brothers, both of whom rose to national prominence in the same year. Griffin vividly reconstructs the many worlds the Townshends moved through and explores how their shared conception of an empire that could harness the wealth of America to the manpower of Ireland initiated an age of revolution."-- Dust jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1965-
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Griffin, Patrick
Dewey number
941.0730922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA501.T6
LC item number
G754 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Lewis Walpole series in Eighteenth-century culture and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Townshend, Charles
  • Townshend, George Townshend
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Townshend, Charles
  • Townshend, George Townshend
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
Label
The Townshend Moment : the Making of empire and revolution in the eighteenth century, Patrick Griffin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Raynham revisited -- Act 1 : making empire -- Act 2 : Britain's imperial reckonings -- Act 3 : Charles Townshend's America -- Act 4 : George Townshend's Ireland -- Making revolution
Control code
982652236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 355 pages
Isbn
9780300218978
Lccn
2017938433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027585671
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982652236
Label
The Townshend Moment : the Making of empire and revolution in the eighteenth century, Patrick Griffin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Raynham revisited -- Act 1 : making empire -- Act 2 : Britain's imperial reckonings -- Act 3 : Charles Townshend's America -- Act 4 : George Townshend's Ireland -- Making revolution
Control code
982652236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 355 pages
Isbn
9780300218978
Lccn
2017938433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027585671
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982652236

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