Macaulay: The Tragedy of Power
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Macaulay: The Tragedy of Power

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On the 150th anniversary of the death of the English historian and politician Thomas Babington Macaulay, Robert Sullivan offers a portrait of a Victorian life that probes the cost of power, the practice of empire, and the impact of ideas.

His Macaulay is a Janus-faced master of the universe: a prominent spokesman for abolishing slavery in the British Empire who cared little...more
Hardcover, 614 pages
Published December 15th 2009 by Belknap Press
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Jul 11, 2011 Miriam marked it as to-read
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Fr. Sullivan was on my dissertation committee, and when I would go to meet with him the entire floor of his office (an especially large one due to his position as director of the Erasmus Institute) would be covered with stacks of paper laid out in an organized grid as he worked on this Macaulay project.
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