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MacDonald, Robert H. 1934-

Works: 3 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 2,273 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Robert H MacDonald
Sons of the Empire : the frontier and the Boy Scout movement, 1890-1918 by Robert H MacDonald( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sons of the Empire, Robert MacDonalf explores popular ideas and myths in Edwardian Britain, their use by Baden-Powell, and their influence on the Boy Scout movement. In particular, he analyses the model of masculinity provided by the imperial frontier, the view that life in younger, far-flung parts of the empre was stronger, less degenerate than in Britain. The stereotypical adventurer - the frontiersman - provided an alternative ethic to British society. The best known example of it at the time was Baden-Powell himself, a war scout, the Hero of Mafeking in the South African war, and one of the first cult heroes to be created by the modern media.When Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908, he used both the power of the frontier myth and his own legend as a hero to galvanize the movement. The glamour of war scouting was hard to resist, its adventures a seductive invitation to the frist recruits. But Baden-Powell had a serious educational program in mind: Boy Scouts were to be trained in good citizenship.MacDoanld docusments his study with a wide range of contemporary sources, from newspapers to military memoirs. Exploring the genesis of an imperial institution through its own texts, he brings new insight into the Edwardian age
The language of empire : myths and metaphors of popular imperialism, 1880-1918 by Robert H MacDonald( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last thirty years of the nineteenth century the British Empire increased enormously and by 1900 the Empire covered a fifth of the world's land surface. In Britain itself, the growth of Empire came to the centre of the political debate and was applauded by a large sympathetic press. Two sides of imperialism had emerged - the acquisition of territory and a campaign of propaganda to make imperialism 'popular'. Both are the subject of this book
A forgotten Voltairean poem : Voltaire et le comte de Maistre by A Bignan( )

3 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.07 for Sons of th ... to 0.98 for A forgotte ...)

Alternative Names
Mac Donald, Robert H. 1934-

Mac Donald Robert Hugh

Macdonald, Robert

MacDonald, Robert Hugh

Mc Donald Robert Hugh

McDonald Robert Hugh

English (25)

French (3)