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Since our library does not have these works, let's place a request with interlibrary loan to procure them. Ifyou are unfamiliar with interlibrary loan, a method for borrowing works from other libraries, please visit our interlibrary loan module for a brief tutorial.

The first work to arrive takes about a week and comes from a library in El Paso, Texas:

A Diary of the Gladstone Government (Wm. Blackwood Sons)
The first page proves that our efforts in procuring this outside source have paid off.
A closer inspection reveals some familiar faces, compare the cartoons at the beginning of this module to the characters you see below, as well as to the names in thequotations in the Red Book.
Joe. Chamberlain, W.E. Gladstone, H. Labouchere, Lord Roseberg ("A Diary of the Gladstone Government" )
Lord Rudolph (?), Lord Granville, C. Bradlaugh, J. Bright, Joe. Chamberlain ("A Diary of the Gladstone Government" )
W.E. Gladstone, H. Labouchere, Lord Roseberg, Sir W. W. Harcourt, Lord Derby (?) ("A Diary of the Gladstone Government" )
Now that we can identify some of the characters in the cartoons, we have a shot at understanding the message the Red Book attempts to communicate. For instance, the gentleman holdingthe card saying "W. E. Gladstone" looks suspiciously like the man at the head of the line in Figure 3, "Mummy Governmernt." Gladstone is quoted throughout the "Red Book," so thesimilarity is probably not coincidental. We can compare this image of Gladstone's and his colleagues with cartoons from the "Red Book" to identify other figures. A Diary of the Gladstone Government appears to be a satirical account of Gladstone's Government from 1880-1885 by the very creators of the "Egyptian RedBook." Before we can really understand the full story behind the "Red Book," however, we need to take a look at who some of these people really were.

Researching biography using "the oxford dictionary of national biography"

If you need to learn more about a prominent person, turn to a biographical dictionary. For instance, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is, according to its publisher the Oxford University Press, "the first point of reference for anyone interested inthe lives of the peoples of the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. It is the product of research instituted at theUniversity of Oxford and funded by the British Academy and by Oxford University Press. It is the achievement of 10,000 contributors and advisers staff in Oxford. The Oxford DNB aims toprovide full, accurate, concise, and readable articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life. No living person is included: the Dictionary's articles are confined to people whodied before 31 December 2000." I'd say that that about covers it. There are also similar biographical guides profiling people from other countries, including the US, Japan, andGermany, but right now we're interested in the British. Although we could get the DNB online , let's take a look at it inthe stacks.

The DNB is organized alphabetically, so finding our characters is relatively easy. Let's start with William Gladstone, prime minister of England and author. In the scholarly DNB we find a verydifferent representation of Gladstone from the contemporary satires.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), by Sir John Everett Millais (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)
The entry for Gladstone spans over twenty-five pages, 383-409, covering many different areas of his life and career, including his education, early political career, andpolitical service during different periods. The entries are divided by heading and are chronological so we can easily browse for what we are most interested in. Now let's look atGen. [Charles]Gordon, the protagonist of the "Red Book."
Charles George Gordon (1833–1885), by Sir John F. D. Donnelly (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)
We find that over half of Gordon's entry deals with his time in the Sudan. Gladstone's Government plays heavily in this text. Without our research into other satiricdepictions of nineteenth-century Britain and into the biographies of important figures included in them, we would have more dificulty uncovering the story behind "The Egyptian RedBook," which is explained in the Getting the Whole Story From the Egyptian Red book module. This goes to show how the different aspects and methods of any research project can complement one another, addingto the overall yield of your research.

Combining the resources you discover in your research

At this point we have the means to identify each of the characters in the cartoons contained in the Egyptian Red Book and the sources of the many quotes throughout.We are beginning to unravel the story, its context and the critique represented by the caricatures.

Now, when you find a name that is unfamiliar in the "Red Book," you can locate it in the DNB. When you see an unfamiliar face in any one of the cartoons, you can look fora similar depiction in the other works published by William Blackwood. The sources that you come to in your research will probably be related inone way or another. Learning to correlate these sources and use them to explore others makes each more valuable than it would be alone.

Questions & Answers

What is scarcity.
Npoanlarb Reply
why our wants are limited
Npoanlarb Reply
nooo want is unlimited but resources are limited
Ruchi
and do to that there occurs scarcity and we have to make choice in order to have what we need if need be I will explain more
Madara
our wants are not limited but rather the resources
Moses
as we know that there are two principle of microeconomics scarcity of resources and they have alternative uses...
Ruchi
yes .....
Mathias
what is demand
Thank Reply
demand is something wt we called in economic theory of demand it simply means if price of product is increase then demand of product will decrease
Ruchi
inverse relationship between demand and price
Ruchi
in microeconomic
Ruchi
demand is what and how much you want and what's your need...
Shikhar
how can one be so with economics even while you have less knowledge in mathematics.
OKORO Reply
why is it that some products increases everyday by day
Chiamaka Reply
because demand is increase
Ruchi
because demand is increase
Patience
but how demand increases?
Aziz
Because of the Marketing and purchasing power of people.
AmarbirSingh
but how could we know that people's demands have increased everyday by day and how could we know that this is time to produced the products in the market. Is any connection among them
yaqoob
for normal good people demand remain the same if price of product will increase or not
Ruchi
see that some product which increases day by day is comes under normal good which is used by consumer
Ruchi
Seems hot discussing going here
Shamamet
If there are less products demand starts to increase for those products
Shamamet
Economics is really interesting to learn ....
Shamamet
see there is Inferior goods ands normal goods inferior good demand is rarely increase whereas as we talk about normal good demand will absolutely Increase whether price is increase or not
Ruchi
and demand for normal goods increase cause people's income as a while increases time to time
Abhisek
and it might also be that the cost of raw materials are high.
ATTAH
may be
Ruchi
obviously because demand is increasing.....and price is getting low.....
Shikhar
hmmm there is inverse relationship between demand and price
Ruchi
Importance of economics
Odunayomi Reply
the nature and significance of economics studies
Deborah
What is demand
Shuaib Reply
deman is amount of goods and services a consumer is willing and able to buy or purchase at a given price.
Sainabou
the willingness and ability of a body to purchase goods nd servicesbis called demand ,so if she/has ability but doesn't have willingness it's not a demand same if she or he has willingness but doesn't has ability it's not a demand too
Gul
Demand refers to as quantities of a goods and services in which consumers are willing and able to purchase at a given period of time and demand can also be defined as the desire or willingness and backed by the ability to pay.
Fadiga
Yeah
Mathias
What is Choice
Kofi
Choice refers to the ability of a consumer or producer to decide which good, service or resource to purchase or provide from a range of possible options. Being free to chose is regarded as a fundamental indicator of economic well being and development.
Shonal
choice is a act of selecting or choosing from the numerous or plenty wants.
Fadiga
how does consumer make profit
Clifford Reply
Compare and contract the function of commercial bank and the central bank of Nigeria
Akwi Reply
what do think is the difference between overhead costs and prime cost
Abdoulkarim
what is economics
Mohamed Reply
economics is a social science that study's how resources can be used to produce goods and services for society
Nathan
Economic is a science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends and scares means which have alternatives uses or purposes.
Fadiga
what is economics
Mohamed Reply
what is the basic economic problem
John Reply
rules
Buayadarat_Gaming
unlimited wants vs limited resources
Nathan
what economics is all about?
Nomuhle Reply
what is a new paradigm shift
Austen Reply
Paradigm shift it is the reconcilliation of fedural goods in production
Shyline
fedural? what is that?
Aziz
factors that affecting economic system
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Source:  OpenStax, Studying political satire: "the egyptian red book". OpenStax CNX. Sep 19, 2006 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10290/1.6
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