A Floating Commonwealth

Politics, Culture, and Technology on Britain's Atlantic Coast, 1860-1930
Author(s): 
Harvie, Christopher
ISBN: 
9780199655182
Date published: 
May 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£24.99

This is a new portrait of society and identity in high industrial Britain, focusing on the sea as connector, not barrier. It argues that the port cities and their hinterlands formed a 'floating commonwealth' whose interaction with one another and with nationalist and imperial politics created an intense political and cultural synergy.