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The Resource Colony : strange origins of one of the earliest modern democracies, Reg Hamilton

Colony : strange origins of one of the earliest modern democracies, Reg Hamilton

Label
Colony : strange origins of one of the earliest modern democracies
Title
Colony
Title remainder
strange origins of one of the earliest modern democracies
Statement of responsibility
Reg Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Until 1832 the small towns of England were ruled by a curious set of institutions. These included the local Church of England and its vestry, and the unelected and self-appointing local government. They also had vigorous campaigns for election to the House of Commons, and public voting, characterised by virulent free speech and the occasional riot. How would these institutions transfer to Britain's colonies? In 1856 the remote colony of South Australia had the secret ballot, votes for all adult men, and religious freedom, and in 1857 self-government by an elected parliament. The basic framework of a modern democracy was suddenly established. How did South Australia become so modern so early? How were British institutions radically transformed by British colonists, and why did the Colonial Office allow it? -- Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
994.2302
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DU322.H36
LC item number
H36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Colony : strange origins of one of the earliest modern democracies, Reg Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-307) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 311 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781862548930
Lccn
2011431644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)682113512
Label
Colony : strange origins of one of the earliest modern democracies, Reg Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-307) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 311 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781862548930
Lccn
2011431644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)682113512

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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