"Britons: Forging the Nation 1707 to 1837" - A Review
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This paper is an analysis of Linda Colley's account of the reasons for nationhood in Great Britain in her book "Britons: Forging the Nation 1707 to 1837." The focus of the analysis is how Colley maintains that unity in the United Kingdom was forged through nationalism, warfare and Protestantism.
From the Paper:"In her approach to British history from 1707 to 1837, Linda Colley provides a unique perspective in 'Britons Forging the Nation.' Any nation that forges itself to the heights of Britain during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century is state wrought by many forces. In 'Britons' Colley maintains that though religion i. e. Protestantism was a significant factor in the rise of Britain and Britishness, growth of trade among the lower-classes and the external threat of warfare played a more important role in shaping the nation..."
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"Britons: Forging the Nation 1707 to 1837" - A Review (2008, December 01) Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/britons-forging-the-nation-1707-to-1837-a-review-122888/
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