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A great New Zealand prime minister? : reappraising William Ferguson Massey, edited by James Watson and Lachy Paterson

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A great New Zealand prime minister? : reappraising William Ferguson Massey
Title
A great New Zealand prime minister?
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reappraising William Ferguson Massey
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edited by James Watson and Lachy Paterson
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eng
Summary
"'Massey's Cossacks' -- citizens called in to help break the 1913 General Strike -- have long been cited as just one of the sins of William Ferguson Massey. One of New Zealand's longest-serving Prime Ministers, his political legacy has not always been treated kindly. However, recent work by historians suggests that a reappraisal of Bill Massey -- which this book provides -- is overdue. It is clear, a century later, that Massey was Prime Minister at a particularly turbulent time in its history. Erik Olssen's opening essay reviews changes in his assessment of Massey over almost five decades. After initially imbibing the established Labour Party view of the man as thoroughly reactionary and anti-democratic, he came to understand that there was much about Massey's personality and career that contradicted that portrayal. The following chapters examine aspects of Massey's life and leadership in chronological order -- from his experience as a teenage immigrant from Ulster through to his part in the Versailles Peace Conference and the tough campaign in 1923, less than two years before his death, for Imperial Preference, which led to his becoming involved in British politics in an attempt to secure the market for New Zealand products." -- Publisher's information
Biography type
individual biography
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NZNB
Dewey number
993.03092
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
A great New Zealand prime minister? : reappraising William Ferguson Massey, edited by James Watson and Lachy Paterson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-162) and index
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Contents
  • Introduction / James Watson and Lacy Paterson -- 1. Towards a Reassessment of W.F. Massey: One of New Zealand's Greatest Prime Ministers (Arguably) /Erik Olssen -- 2. Was Massey a Typical Ulster Immigrant? / Jock Phillips -- 3. 'A worthy helpmeet': Christina Massey, Plunket and Maternalism / Linda Bryder -- 4. 'Every man his own landlord': Mr Massey and the Fight for Freehold, 1894-1912 / Brad Patterson -- 5. Who Voted for Massey 1908-1914? / Miles Fairburn and S. J. Haslett -- 6. 'Beery Bill the Orangeman': Another Look at William Ferguson Massey / Rory Sweetman -- 7. 'Old Bill was all right': William Ferguson Massey and the Soldiers / Glyn Harper -- 8. From Taiaha to Ko: Repatriation and Land Settlement for Maori Soldiers in New Zealand after World War I / Ashley Gould -- 9. 'The greatest commercial traveller in the Empire': Massey and Trade / James Watson
  • Introduction / James Watson and Lacy Paterson -- Towards a reassessment of W.F. Massey: one of New Zealand's greatest prime ministers (arguably) / Erik Olssen -- Was Massey a typical Ulster immigrant? / Jock Phillips -- 'A worthy helpmeet': Christina Massey, Plunket and maternalism / Linda Bryder -- 'Every man his own landlord': Mr Massey and the fight for freehold, 1894-1912 / Brad Patterson -- Who voted for Massey, 1908-1914? / Miles Fairburn and S. J. Haslett -- 'Beery Bill the Orangeman': another look at William Ferguson Massey / Rory Sweetman -- 'Old Bill was all right': William Ferguson Massey and the soldiers / Glyn Harper -- From Taiaha to Ko: repatriation and land settlement for Maori soldiers in New Zealand after World War I / Ashley Gould -- 'The greatest commercial traveller in the empire': Massey and Trade / James Watson
  • Machine-generated contents note: Introduction -- James Watson and Lacy Paterson -- 1 - Towards a Reassessment of W.F. Massey: One of New Zealand's Greatest Prime Ministers (Arguably) -Erik Olssen -- 2 - Was Massey a Typical Ulster Immigrant? - Jock Phillips -- 3 - 'A worthy helpmeet': Christina Massey, Plunket and Maternalism - Linda Bryder -- 4 - 'Every man his own landlord': Mr Massey and the Fight for Freehold, 1894-1912 - Brad Patterson -- 5 - Who Voted for Massey 1908-1914? - Miles Fairburn and S. J. Haslett -- 6 - 'Beery Bill the Orangeman': Another Look at William Ferguson Massey - Rory Sweetman -- 7 - 'Old Bill was all right': William Ferguson Massey and the Soldiers - Glyn Harper -- 8 - From Taiaha to Ko: Repatriation and Land Settlement for Maori Soldiers in New Zealand after World War I - Ashley Gould -- 9 - 'The greatest commercial traveller in the Empire': Massey and Trade - James Watson
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23 cm.
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172 pages
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9781877578076
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  • (Sirsi) NP559808
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