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The Resource William Beckford : first prime minister of the London empire, Perry Gauci

William Beckford : first prime minister of the London empire, Perry Gauci

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William Beckford : first prime minister of the London empire
Title
William Beckford
Title remainder
first prime minister of the London empire
Statement of responsibility
Perry Gauci
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This first-ever biography of William Beckford provides a unique look at eighteenth-century British history from the perspective of the colonies. Even in his own time, Beckford was seen as a metaphor for the dramatic changes occurring during this era. He was born in 1709 into a family of wealthy sugar planters living in Jamaica, when the colonies were still peripheral to Britain. By the time he died in 1770, the colonies loomed large and were considered the source of Britain's growing global power. Beckford grew his fortune in Jamaica, but he spent most of his adult life in London, where he was elected Lord Mayor twice. He was one of the few politicians to have experienced imperial growing pains on both sides of the Atlantic, and his life offers a riveting look at how the expanding empire challenged existing political, social, and cultural norms".--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gauci, Perry
Dewey number
941.07092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beckford, William
  • Mayors
  • Merchants
  • Great Britain
Label
William Beckford : first prime minister of the London empire, Perry Gauci
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The torrid zone -- Transatlantic man -- Fitting in -- Empire and patriotism -- The friend of liberty -- The cultural chameleon -- Apotheosis
Control code
FIEb17490972
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780300166750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)813392770
Label
William Beckford : first prime minister of the London empire, Perry Gauci
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The torrid zone -- Transatlantic man -- Fitting in -- Empire and patriotism -- The friend of liberty -- The cultural chameleon -- Apotheosis
Control code
FIEb17490972
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780300166750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)813392770

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