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Emigrants and Historians

Essays in honour of Eric Richards

Philip Payton

Emigrants and Historians
In this innovative and ambitious collection of chapters, Philip Payton brings together a distinguished team of international specialists to explore the entwined themes of Emigrants and Historians.

Published in honour of Eric Richards, Emeritus Professor of History at Flinders University, the book includes case studies of Ireland and Scotland, an examination of late twentieth-century British emigration, discussion of the impact of Blackstone's Commentaries on legal and constitutional thought in the Anglophone world, and a critical comparison of two major biographies of the controversial Australian historian, Manning Clark.

There is also an appreciation of Eric Richards's life and work by Philip Payton, together with Eric Richards's own contribution, where he weaves elements of autobiographical insight into a broader debate on emigration history and the 'mobile academic', especially British historians in Australia.

Praise for Emigrants and Historians:
'Rhese engaging essays constitute a fitting tribute to a fine scholar whose retirement will be felt by all historians of European migration to Australia.' - Malcolm Campbell, Australian Historical Studies

Editor Philip Payton is a historian and former colleague of Eric Richards.

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Category Politics, Popular Science and Issues
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743054710
Extent 216 pages
Price: AU$29.95 including GST
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