Atkinson, Alan Thomas
This thesis covers the whole life of James Macarthur (1798-1867), but it concentrates on his political career, from 1831 to 1859. The argument focuses on his motives and ideals, and it depends on a view of his personality which is to some extent new. He was in the first place a man of great imagination, although he was usually not fluent enough to make his ideas seem cogent or attractive to a general audience. Secondly, he was a man of consistent honesty. There were many occasions on which he...[Show more]
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