A New Britannia 4th ed

McQueen, Humphrey A New Britannia 4th ed. University of Queensland Press, 2004.

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Author McQueen, Humphrey
Title A New Britannia 4th ed
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication year 2004
Subjects 430101 History - Australian
Abstract/Summary This is the preface and introduction to the fourth edition of A New Britannia by Humphrey McQueen. 'Cock-eyed and parochial' Donald Horne labelled this provocative book when it was first published - a few years after his own celebrated Lucky Country. This stimulating new edition of Humphrey McQueen's irreverent classic charts the origins of the Australian Labor Party. In tracing the social forces that produced the ALP, he shows it was anti-socialst from the very start. Along the way he reveals a colonial passion for pianos and uncovers the proto-fascist ideas behind Henry Lawson's popular writings. An expanded Afterword brings the ALP into the current phase of globalising. Racism rears its many heads throughout this challenging story, and Humphrey McQueen shows that the desire for land was the basis for much of what passed as radicalism and socialism. For Australians, it would seem the land boom has never ended.
Keyword Australian history
Australian studies
Australian Labor Party
Additional Notes This is the preface and introduction to this title. To buy the book through the UQ Bookshop, click on the link above and follow the instructions.

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