Community and identity [electronic resource] : the making of modern Gibraltar since 1704 / Stephen Constantine.

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Constantine, Stephen.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
1 online resource (465 p.)
Gibraltar -- History.
Gibraltar -- Civilization.
Gibraltar -- Politics and government.
Electronic books.
This fluent, accessible and richly informed study, based on much previously unexplored archival material, concerns the history of Gibraltar following its military conquest in 1704, after which sovereignty of the territory was transferred from Spain to Britain and it became a British fortress and colony. Unlike virtually all other studies of Gibraltar, this book focuses on the civilian population. It shows how a substantial multi-ethnic Roman Catholic and Jewish population derived mainly from the littorals and islands of the Mediterranean became settled in British Gibraltar, much of it in....
Governors and law, 1915-69 City Council and Executive Council, to 1940; Colonial government, City Council and housing, 1921-40; The politics of taxation, 1914-39; Conclusion; 10 Big government and self-government,1940-69; The City Council; Colonial government and post-war housing; Gibraltar's welfare state; Government finance and the politics of taxation; Constitutional change and the Legislative Council, 1950; Self-government and the Gibraltar constitution, 1969; Conclusion; 11 Towards the future: constructing a Gibraltarian identity; Politics, Britishness and national identity.
Statutory aliens, British Indians and the Alien Traders Ordinances,1920's to 1950's Belonging: from the 1920's to the Right of Residence in Gibraltar Ordinance, 1955; Under new management: the Immigration Control Ordinance and the Gibraltarian Status Ordinance, 1962 and after; Conclusion; 8 Earning a living in the twentieth century; The needs of the people; Paying the bills: garrison town; Selling goods and services; Selling the Rock: tourism, finance and gambling; Occupations, living standards and health; Conclusion; 9 Government and politics in the twentieth century, 1915-40.
Occupations and living standards Conclusion; 6 Governors and the governed, 1815-1914; The governors; Law and government; Charities: education and poor relief; The moneyed class and public services: the origins of the Sanitary Commission, 1865; Gibraltar politics: the Sanitary Commission, 1865-91; Gibraltar politics: Civil to Colonial Hospital, 1815-89; Conclusion; 7 Demography and the alien in the twentieth century: creating the Gibraltarian; Counting the people, 1891-2001; Marginalising the 'British': the Aliens Order Extension Order-in-Council, 1900.
3 Government and politics, 1704-1819 Becoming and staying a British fortress; Military rule(s); Good government; Civilian politics: cooperation and protest; Civic self-government; Conclusion; 4 Demographic management: aliens and us,1815-1890's; Population growth, 1815-1901; Identifying the alien, 1815-1860's; Civilian responses: subterfuge and denial; Tightening the rules: the Aliens Order-in-Council, 1873; Civilian responses: the Aliens Order-in-Council, 1885; Conclusion; 5 Economy and living standards in the nineteenth century; Demand; Supply; Payment; Economic management.
Copyright Page; Contents; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Gibraltar in 1952; Foreword; Introduction; 1 The demographic roots of Gibraltarian identity, 1704-1819; War and the partition of Gibraltar, 1704-5; Opportunities for immigrants; Military security, controls and surveillance; British Protestants and the others: censuses, 1725-1816; People and property ownership, 1712-1819; Conclusion; 2 A fortress economy, 1704-1815; Supplying the garrison and the town; External trade; 'Regulating' the economy; Fluctuations in the economy; Occupations, ethnicity and living standards; Conclusion.
The economy, consumption and identity.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [430]-435) and index.
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