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Macaulay and Son

Catherine Hall


Thomas Babington Macaulay's “History of England” was a phenomenal Victorian best-seller defining a nation's sense of self, its triumphant rise to a powerfully homogenous nation built on a global empire, and its claim to be the modern nation, marking the route to civilization for all others. This book explores Thomas's father Zachary's effort to lead a life of faith, one committed to making a Christian home, cleansing the nation from the sins that threatened to destroy it, and reconfiguring the empire. It also explores the emotional, intellectual, and political roots of Zachary Macaulay, the le ... More

Keywords: Thomas Babington Macaulay, History of England, Zachary Macaulay, race, nation, empire, sense of self, evangelical humanitarianism, liberal imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780300160239
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300160239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Hall, author