A New History of the Isle of Man, Vol. 5

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A New History of the Isle of Man, Vol. 5

The Modern Period, 1830-1999

New History of the Isle of Man, 5


April 1st, 2001

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A New History of the Isle of Man will provide a new benchmark for the study of the island’s history. In five volumes, it will survey all aspects of the history of the Isle of Man, from the evolution of the natural landscape through prehistory to modern times. The Modern Period is the first volume to be published. Wide in coverage, embracing political, constitutional, economic, labour, social and cultural developments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the volume is particularly concerned with issues of image, identity and representation. From a variety of angles and perspectives, contributors explore the ways in which a sense of Manxness was constructed, contested, continued and amended as the little Manx nation underwent unprecedented change from debtors’ retreat through holiday playground to offshore international financial centre.

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John Belchem, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Liverpool, is acknowledged as Liverpool’s leading historian, whose many publications include editing the Liverpool 800 book, published on the city’s 800th anniversary. He recently contributed to the Peterloo Massacre bicentenary programme.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
List of Illustrations7
Notes on Contributors11
The Onset of Modernity, 1830-8032
Constitutional Development and Public Policy, 1900-79108
Tynwald Transformed, 1980-96199
Economic History, 1830-1996221
Labour History293
Cultural History325
The Manx Language326
The Use of Englishes330
Nineteenth-century Literature in English Relating to the Isle of Man337
Literature in English since 1900345
The Media351
Religion in the Nineteenth Century371
Architecture, Photography and Sculpture378
Dramatic Entertainment392
Associational Culture, 1830–1914407
Local Events420
Motor-Cycle Road Racing424
Statistical Appendix431