Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Memory of Eric Hobsbawm

Past and Present has made the following articles available online to all: The Machine Breakers (1952) The Crisis of The 17th Century—II (1954) The General Crisis of the European Economy in the 17th Century (1954) Twentieth–Century British Politics (1957) Discussion of H. R. Trevor-Roper:

The Memory of Eric Hobsbawm

Past and Present has made the following articles available online to all: The Machine Breakers (1952) The Crisis of The 17th Century—II (1954) The General Crisis of the European Economy in the 17th Century (1954) Twentieth–Century British Politics (1957) Discussion of H. R. Trevor-Roper:

Review: B. Rushforth, W. Jordan, E. Morgan, S. Smallwood

Throughout the book, Morgan highlights commonalities between English opinions of the poor, and colonial opinions of slaves. He shows how these similar dehumanizing perspectives helped define the conception of the industrious Englishman. In the end, it was because slaves were not seen as men but as “laboring property” that Republican ideas of liberty could develop with such vehemence in the slave society of Virginia.

Review: B. Rushforth, W. Jordan, E. Morgan, S. Smallwood

Throughout the book, Morgan highlights commonalities between English opinions of the poor, and colonial opinions of slaves. He shows how these similar dehumanizing perspectives helped define the conception of the industrious Englishman. In the end, it was because slaves were not seen as men but as “laboring property” that Republican ideas of liberty could develop with such vehemence in the slave society of Virginia.