Secondhand. Very good condition. Minimal edgewear. Ex library book with external stickers removed. Book has protective plastic covering. Date due slip on inside cover. Pages are sunned.
Freedom on the Fatal Shore brings together John Hirst's two books on the early history of New South Wales - Convict Society and Its Enemies: A History of Early New South Wales (1983) and The Strange Birth of Colonial Democracy: New South Wales, 1848-1884 (1988).
Both are classic accounts which have had a profound effect on the understanding of our history. They also have long been unavailable, either new or second-hand. This combined edition includes a new foreword by Hirst.
These are works that bring to vivid life the early days of convict Australia. They change our sense of how a colony that was also intended to be a prison actually worked, and how Australian democracy came into being, despite the opposition of the most powerful.