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Hirst, J. B. (John Bradley)

Overview
Works: 63 works in 290 publications in 5 languages and 7,036 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Quotations  Miscellanea  Personal narratives  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Cartographer, 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 )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 802 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 shortest history of Europe by John Hirst( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did you know that the Fall of Rome gave rise to private property and individual rights? Or that, curiously enough, the Roman Empire still existed in the nineteenth century? In The Shortest History of Europe, John Hirst takes us on a fascinating journey through antiquity to the Middle Ages and beyond, bringing European civilisation to life in all its peculiarity and exuberance
Convict society and its enemies : a history of early New South Wales by J. B Hirst( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The workings of the convict system and how a penal colony changed into a free society
The sentimental nation : the making of the Australian Commonwealth by J. B Hirst( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 266 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 Australian legend by Russel Braddock Ward( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold rush - Bushrangers - Bushmen - Australian identity - Women in Australian history - Convicts
A Republican manifesto by J. B Hirst( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia's democracy : a short history by J. B Hirst( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 210 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 )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 183 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 )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 156 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
Australian history in 7 questions by J. B Hirst( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 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 origins have on national character? Why was the postwar migration programme such a success? Why is Australia not a republic?Engaging and enjoyable, and written for the novice and the expert alike, Australian History in Seven Questions explains how we became the nation we are today."one of the nation's most independent and original historians" - Geoffrey Blainey"John Hirst is the gadfly of Australian history, stinging and provocative" - Stuart MacintyreJohn Hirst was a member of the History Department at La Trobe University from 1968 to 2007. He has written many books on Australian history, including Convict Society and Its Enemies, The Strange Birth of Colonial Democracy, The Sentimental Nation, Sense and Nonsense in Australian History and The Shortest History of Europe
Freedom on the fatal shore : Australia's first colony by J. B Hirst( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 141 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
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 strange birth of colonial democracy : New South Wales, 1848-1884 by J. B Hirst( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Albert Facey by J. B Hirst( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings to life the wider world in which Albert Facey lived his fortunate life. It is an evocative exploration of Australia's social history. The world in which Facey grew up; among the farmers, workers and miners; is the same world described in Henry Lawson's stories. The World of Albert Facey brings these two famous Australians together in a novel way. After each chapter of Facey and his times there is a Lawson story on the same theme
South Africa, past, present, future( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apartheid - The African National Congress (ANC) - For and against sanctions - The future
Building a free Australia : places of democracy by J. B Hirst( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 47 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasons for opposition to the Chinese diggers - Origins of the Chinese migrants - Arguments for and against Chinese immigration
 
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The Oxford companion to Australian history
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The shortest history of EuropeThe sentimental nation : the making of the Australian CommonwealthAustralia'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