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The republican virago : the life and times of Catharine Macaulay, historian, Bridget Hill

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The republican virago : the life and times of Catharine Macaulay, historian
Title
The republican virago
Title remainder
the life and times of Catharine Macaulay, historian
Statement of responsibility
Bridget Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Catharine Macaulay represented everything the eighteenth century abhorred in a woman. She was learned, politically-minded, actively engaged with public and philosophical issues of the day. Her private life, and especially her 'imprudent' second marriage to a man twenty-six years her junior, led to much malicious gossip. Yet in her lifetime she also won considerable fame. The author of an eight-volume history of England in the seventeenth century, a republican, a follower of John Wilkes, and a political polemicist who engaged with Edmund Burke, not only did she influence the nature of eighteenth-century radicalism in England, but she played an important contributory role in the shaping of American revolutionary ideology. Among her American friends and correspondents were Mercy Otis Warren, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Ezra Stiles and George Washington." "Long before the Revolution she was also closely concerned with events in France. Both Mirabeau and Brissot were familiar with her History and much influenced by it; translated into French it was welcomed by patriots as an effective response to the counter-revolutionary influence of Hume's history." "This is the first major biographical study of this remarkable and influential figure. For a woman to make such an impact in the restrictive environment of eighteenth-century England was astonishing: no one interested in the development of English radicalism or revolutionary politics can afford to ignore Catharine Macaulay."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Bridget
Dewey number
  • 941.07/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA3.M25
LC item number
H55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macaulay, Catharine
  • Women
  • Republicanism
  • Historians
  • Pamphleteers
Label
The republican virago : the life and times of Catharine Macaulay, historian, Bridget Hill
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Instantiates
Publication
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
1. The Early Years -- 2. The History -- 3. Politics in the 1760s and 1770s: Catharine Macaulay, John Sawbridge, and the Revival of English Radicalism -- 4. The Bath Period, 1774-1778 -- 5. After the Second Marriage, 1778-1791 -- 6. A Woman in a Man's World -- 7. Religion, Ethics, and Education -- 8. The Sources and Nature of Catharine Macaulay's Republicanism -- 9. Catharine Macaulay, English Radicalism, and the American Revolution -- 10. Catharine Macaulay, the French Revolution, and Burke -- 11. Conclusion -- Catharine Macaulay's Works -- Writings on Catharine Macaulay
Control code
ocm24431376
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780198129783
Lccn
91033675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198129783
  • (OCoLC)24431376
Label
The republican virago : the life and times of Catharine Macaulay, historian, Bridget Hill
Link
Publication
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
1. The Early Years -- 2. The History -- 3. Politics in the 1760s and 1770s: Catharine Macaulay, John Sawbridge, and the Revival of English Radicalism -- 4. The Bath Period, 1774-1778 -- 5. After the Second Marriage, 1778-1791 -- 6. A Woman in a Man's World -- 7. Religion, Ethics, and Education -- 8. The Sources and Nature of Catharine Macaulay's Republicanism -- 9. Catharine Macaulay, English Radicalism, and the American Revolution -- 10. Catharine Macaulay, the French Revolution, and Burke -- 11. Conclusion -- Catharine Macaulay's Works -- Writings on Catharine Macaulay
Control code
ocm24431376
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780198129783
Lccn
91033675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198129783
  • (OCoLC)24431376

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