The Blackout in Britain and Germany, 1939-1945

History / Military

The Enderby Settlement by Conon Fraser
Hunting the Nazarene: The Second Resurrection of Christ by John Koerner
The Blackout in Britain and Germany, 1939–1945 by Marc Wiggam
Constructing National Identity in Canadian and Australian Classrooms: The Crown of Education by Stephen Jackson
David Faure, “Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China”

The Enderby Settlement by Conon Fraser

English | May 14th, 2018 | ISBN: 1877578592 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 4.58 MB

This book is a history of the British Enderby settlement on the Auckland Islands 1849–52 and its associated whaling venture. Isolation, a stormswept climate, unproductive soil, inexperienced crews, drunkenness and above all an unexpected shortage of whales meant the raw colony ran into trouble and the parent company found itself facing disaster.
Two special commissioners were sent to either close the venture down or move it elsewhere, and a bitter struggle developed, with Charles Enderby refusing to admit defeat and Governor Sir George Grey reluctantly becoming involved. Nevertheless the settlement collapsed, and the few Maori settlers on the islands, who had preceded and benefited from the colonists’ presence, left soon after. Little trace of the colony remains, and the Auckland Islands are much as they were before Charles Enderby attempted to realise his dream: uninhabited, isolated, wild and beautiful, and now of World Heritage status.

Hunting the Nazarene: The Second Resurrection of Christ by John Koerner

English | April 29th, 2016 | ISBN: 1785353160 | 121 Pages | EPUB | 1.81 MB

Are you ready for the Truth? Citing historical evidence, including a secret mathematical code in the Gospel of John, John Koerner makes a compelling case that in the mysterious forty days after Jesus rose from the dead he was hunted down, executed, and resurrected a second time. The product of years of research and analysis, Hunting the Nazarene follows the evidence that the Catholic Church covered up the second resurrection for centuries.

The Blackout in Britain and Germany, 1939–1945 by Marc Wiggam

English | EPUB | 2018 | 138 Pages | ISBN : 331975470X | 0.4 MB

This book is the first major study of the blackout in the Second World War. Developing a comparative history of this system of civil defense in Britain and Germany, it begins by exploring how the blackout was planned for in both countries, and how the threat of aerial bombing framed its development. It then examines how well the blackout was adhered to, paying particular regard to the tension between its military value and the difficulties it caused civilians. The book then moves on to discuss how the blackout undermined the perception of security on the home front, especially for women. The final chapter examines the impact of the blackout on industry and transport. Arguing that the blackout formed an integral part in mobilising and legitimating British and German wartime discourses of community, fairness and morality, the book explores its profound impact on both countries.

Constructing National Identity in Canadian and Australian Classrooms: The Crown of Education by Stephen Jackson

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 285 Pages | ISBN : 3319894013 | 3.63 MB

This book explores the evolution of Canadian and Australian national identities in the era of decolonization by evaluating educational policies in Ontario, Canada, and Victoria, Australia. Drawing on sources such as textbooks and curricula, the book argues that Britishness, a sense of imperial citizenship connecting white Anglo-Saxons across the British Empire, continued to be a crucial marker of national identity in both Australia and Canada until the late 1960s and early 1970s, when educators in Ontario and Victoria abandoned Britishness in favor of multiculturalism.
Chapters explore how textbooks portrayed imperialism, the close relationship between religious education and Britishness, and efforts to end assimilationist Anglocentrism and promote equality in education. The book contributes to British World scholarship by demonstrating how decolonization precipitated a massive search for identity in Ontario and Victoria that continues to challenge educators and policy-makers today.

David Faure, “Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China”

2007 | pages: 481 | ISBN: 0804753180 | PDF | 2,3 mb

This book summarizes twenty years of the author’s work in historical anthropology and documents his argument that in China, ritual provided the social glue that law provided in the West. The book offers a readable history of the special lineage institutions for which south China has been noted and argues that these institutions fostered the mechanisms that enabled south China to be absorbed into the imperial Chinese state―first, by introducing rituals that were acceptable to the state, and second, by providing mechanisms that made group ownership of property feasible and hence made it possible to pool capital for land reclamation projects important to the state. Just as taxation, defense, and recognition came together with the emergence of powerful lineages in the sixteenth century, their disintegration in the late nineteenth century signaled the beginnings of a new Chinese state.