Sense and Nonsense in Australian History

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Black Incorporated Agenda, 2005 - Australia - 325 pages
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This collection of essays by John Hirst makes up a history of Australia from convict society to stalled republic.Although a self-proclaimed conservative, Hirst s work has received high praise from historians ranging from Don Watson to Stuart Macinytre. This book collects key pieces on convict society, the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism, the republican movement and more. It also contains celebrated critiques of Geoffrey Blainey, narrowly nationalistic history, Aboriginal policy and multiculturalism, as well as a substantial new essay on the history wars.Provocative, independent and always energetically written, Sense and Nonsense in Australian History presents the history of Australia in a fresh light.

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For AUS11 Have already read this wonderful gem for an earlier university unit, and was over the moon that it pops up again as certain chapters being required reading for another unit. Whatever ... Read full review

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