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Hirst, J. B. (John Bradley)

Works: 56 works in 238 publications in 4 languages and 6,081 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Quotations  Miscellanea  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DU107, 994
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Most widely held works about J. B Hirst
Most widely held works by J. B Hirst
The Oxford companion to Australian history by Graeme Davison( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Companion draws on the latest scholarship and covers the people, institutions, and events that have shaped Australian society, politics, and culture. It is edited by three of Australia's finest historians - Graeme Davison, John Hirst, and Stuart Macintyre - and includes contributions from 317 scholars and writers throughout Australia." "The Companion contains approximately 1600 entries, ranging from essays of up to 2000 words to succinct, factual entries of 100 words. There are entries on politicians, colonisers, visionaries, newspaper barons, industrialists, explorers, writers, artists, and scientists. All the most famous Australians appear in the Companion, including Don Bradman, Ned Kelly, John Curtin, Joan Sutherland, and Patrick White. There are entries on the states, key institutions, prominent families, and famous or infamous events, such as Gallipoli, the Dismissal, the Rum Rebellion, and the Waterloo Creek Massacre. There are numerous extended essays on key facets of our national life - political, social, cultural, scientific, military, and economic. Readers will find incisive entries on matters such as art, capital punishment, gambling, language, literature, military history, and republicanism."--Jacket
The sentimental nation : the making of the Australian Commonwealth by J. B Hirst( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Was Australia's Federation merely a practical, business arrangement? No, says John Hirst. It was accomplished by poets, patriots, and politicians pursuing the ideal of nationhood. They expressed and encouraged a national sentiment without which union would have been impossible. There was no pressing need to federate; this was a sentimental nation." "This comprehensive history of the attainment of Federation in Australia is a major contribution to the centenary in 2001. The Sentimental Nation is written by one of Australia's leading historians. John Hirst is superbly equipped to communicate the dramas and intricacies of our national history in lucid, entertaining, and sophisticated ways. One of Australia's most cogent historians and commentators, he has an enviable ability to make Australian history more enticing to non-specialist readers." "Dr. Hirst's research into Federation has occupied much of his time in recent years. He has visited archives throughout Australia. Much of this research has never been undertaken before. Whereas the history is intended for a broad popular readership, its scholarly credentials are impeccable, and it is destined to become the primary reference on the subject."--Jacket
The shortest history of Europe by J. B Hirst( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absorbing, big-picture history, full of intriguing examples and anecdotes, from one of Australia's most innovative and original historians
Convict society and its enemies : a history of early New South Wales by J. B Hirst( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Republican manifesto by J. B Hirst( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian legend by Russel Braddock Ward( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold rush - Bushrangers - Bushmen - Australian identity - Women in Australian history - Convicts
Australia's democracy : a short history by J. B Hirst( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making a democracy - Votes for men - Threats to democracy - Aborigines become citizens - Voting rights Aboriginals - Human rights - Removal of Whitlam
Adelaide and the country, 1870-1917; their social and political relationship by J. B Hirst( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense & nonsense in Australian history by J. B Hirst( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a self-proclaimed conservative, Hirst's work has received high praise from historians ranging from Don Watson to Stuart MacIntyre. This book collects key pieces on convict society, the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism, the republican movement and more
The Australians : insiders & outsiders on the national character since 1770 by J. B Hirst( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who are the Australians? - Independent spirit - Mateship - Diggers - Larrikins - Suburban nation - Empty and flat - Put-downs - Sport - Anthems official and unofficial - Surprises - Contrasts - Fair go - Humour - Newest Australians - Going native
Freedom on the fatal shore : Australia's first colony by J. B Hirst( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freedom on the fatal shore brings together John Hirst's two books on the early history of New South Wales. Both are classic accounts which have had a profound effect on the understanding of our history. They also have long been unavailable, either new or secondhand. This combined edition includes a new foreword by Hirst. These are works that bring to vivid life the early days of convict Australia. They change our sense of how a colony that was also intended to be a prison actually worked, and how Australian democracy came into being, despite the opposition of the most powerful. Hirst overturns the standard picture, arguing: This was not a society that had to become free; its freedoms were well established from the earliest times."--Provided by publisher
Australian history in 7 questions by J. B Hirst( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'If there are genuine questions about Australian history, there is something to puzzle over. The history ceases to be predictable- and dull.'From the author of The Shortest History of Europe, acclaimed historian John Hirst, comes this fresh and stimulating approach to understanding Australia's past and present.Hirst asks and answers questions that get to the heart of Australia's history: Why did Aborigines not take up farming? How did a penal colony change peacefully into a democratic society? Why was Australia so prosperous so early? Why did the colonies federate? What effect did convict orig
The strange birth of colonial democracy : New South Wales, 1848-1884 by J. B Hirst( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for Australia by J. B Hirst( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking for Australia is a fascinating collection of essays by author and historian John Hirst. Together they form a multi-faceted portrait of Australia as a nation, with it's own political culture, its own character and style, and its own particular ways of seeing itself"--Back cover
The world of Albert Facey by J. B Hirst( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a free Australia : places of democracy by J. B Hirst( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering democracy : a guide to government and law in Australia by J. B Hirst( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monarchy - Democracy - Australian nation - Common law - Human rights - Citizens
In and out of work : personal accounts of the 1930s( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese on the Australian goldfields( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasons for opposition to the Chinese diggers - Origins of the Chinese migrants - Arguments for and against Chinese immigration
Discovering democracy( Visual )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford companion to Australian history
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The sentimental nation : the making of the Australian CommonwealthThe shortest history of EuropeAustralia's democracy : a short historySense & nonsense in Australian historyThe Australians : insiders & outsiders on the national character since 1770Freedom on the fatal shore : Australia's first colonyLooking for Australia