Charles Masterman (1873-1927), Politician and Journalist

The Splendid Failure

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Author: Eric Hopkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773479869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Based on the Masterman Papers recently made available in the University of Birmingham Library. He is best remembered today as the author of The Condition of England (1909). Sets him in political and social context, a portrait of a complex man of enormous promise whose career fell tragically short of expectations.

Industrialisation and Society

A Social History, 1830-1951

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Author: Eric Hopkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134660979

Category: History

Page: 320

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Indusrialisation and Society provides an essential introduction to the effects of industrialisation on British society, from Queen Victoria's reign to the birth of the welfare state in the 1940s. This book deals with the remarkable social consequences of the industrial revolution, as Britain changed into an urban society based on industry. As the first nation to undergo an industrial revolution, Britain was also the first to deal with the unprecedented social problems of rapid urbanisation combined with an unparalleled growth in population. Industrialisation and Society looks at contemporary ways in which the government and ordinary people tried to cope with these new pressures, and studies their reactions to the unforseen consequences of the steam revolution. In particular, this indispensable book considers: * the Victorian inheritance * Edwardian England and the Liberal reforms * the two world wars * the Welfare State.

Labour and Working-Class Lives

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Author: Keith Laybourn,John Shepherd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1784995274

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This is an absorbing collection of original essays contributed in honour of Professor Chris Wrigley, one of the leading figures in the study of British labour history and former President of The Historical Association. It focuses on a range of historical topics on two main themes: labour politics and working-class lives. The collection reflects Wrigley's interests in liberal and labour politics, industrial relations, trade unions and industrial systems. The essays cover a wide period from late Victorian and Edwardian politics to recent times in Britain. In the first part of the volume, two studies of the careers of the radical George Howell and the Liberal Chief Whip Herbert Gladstone demonstrate how their political careers helped to determine the way in which the Labour movement would develop in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Other essays explore the long-term relationship between trade unions and Labour politics, as well as the socialist and progressive aftermath following the second Labour government's demise in 1931 seen through studies of the Independent Labour Party and the development of the Progressive League. The essays in the second half of the volume on working-class lives and culture raise a number of significant issues. Was working-class culture less organised in Britain than in Germany? How did the world of female clerkship develop? What part did the next generation of George and Bessie Lansbury's family contribute to twentieth-century politics? Wrigley's work has primarily focused upon the political process in Britain in modern times and reflects his long-standing interest in political parties, prominent political figures, and the everyday lives of those represented in the Labour Party and the broader Labour movement. This volume is dedicated to a similar range of historical questions and the essentially pragmatic approach of Wrigley in making the study of history accessible to a wider audience in Britain and beyond.

Devising Consumption

Cultural Economies of Insurance, Credit and Spending

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Author: Liz Mcfall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136511792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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The book explores the vital role played by the financial service industries in enabling the poor to consume over the last hundred and fifty years. Spending requires means, but these industries offered something else as well – they offered practical marketing devices that captured, captivated and enticed poor consumers. Consumption and consumer markets depend on such devices but their role has been poorly understood both in the social sciences and in business studies and marketing. While the analysis of consumption and markets has been carved up between academics and practitioners who have been interested in either their social and cultural life or their economic and commercial organisation, consumption continues to be driven by their combination. Devising consumption requires practical mixtures of commerce and art whether the product is an insurance policy or the next gadget in the internet of things . By making the case for a pragmatic understanding of how ordinary, everyday consumption is orchestrated, the book offers an alternative to orthodox approaches, which should appeal to interdisciplinary audiences interested in questions about how markets work and why it matters.

Unter dem Hügel

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Author: Aubrey Beardsley

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3862672832

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

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Der englische Maler und Schriftsteller Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), der vor allem durch seine Illustrationen für Oscar Wildes "Salome" Berühmtheit erlangte, starb bereits im Alter von 25 Jahren an Tuberkulose. Trotz einer kurzen Schaffensperiode von nur sechs Jahren veröffentlichte er mehr als 1000 Zeichnungen, die Charakteristika des Jugendstil und der Dekadenz ausdrucksvoll miteinander verbinden. Als Autor ist Beardsley nur noch den Wenigsten bekannt. "Unter dem Hügel", eine Novelle, in deren Mittelpunkt die Legende von Tannhäuser und Venus steht, ist sein wohl wichtigstes Werk. Aufgrund der erotischen Elemente, die sie enthält, von vielen Zeitgenossen Beardsleys als frivole Skandalliteratur diffamiert, gilt die Erzählung heute als ein besonderes Beispiel für die facettenreiche Literatur des Fin de Siècle. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem frühen 20. Jahrhundert.

Kultur und Krieg

Die Rolle der Intellektuellen, Künstler und Schriftsteller im Ersten Weltkrieg

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Author: Wolfgang J. Mommsen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110446537

Category: History

Page: 290

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Die Gelbe Gefahr

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Author: Heinz Gollwitzer

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525361108

Category:

Page: 269

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Die Märchen aus dem Phantasus

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Author: Ludwig Tieck

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849680525

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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Eine Märchensammlung des Schriftstellers Ludwig Tieck. Enthalten sind Märchen wie Der blonde Eckbert, Der Getreue Eckart und der Tannenhäuser, Der Runenberg, Die Elfen ....

Handler und Helden

Patriotische Besinnungen

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Author: Werner Sombart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780649773039

Category:

Page: 164

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Vor dem Anfang

Eine Geschichte des Universums

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Author: Martin Rees

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105608508

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Gibt es neben unserem noch andere Universen? Wie und wann sind sie entstanden? Welche physikalischen Gesetze herrschen dort? – Die Grundfragen der Kosmologie, beantwortet von Martin Rees, einem der renommiertesten Astronomen der Welt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Geschichten vom Hörensagen

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Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104908559

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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»Geschichten vom Hörensagen« vereint die wichtigsten Erzählungen Joseph Conrads. Selten erzählt Joseph Conrads direkt: Erzähltes wird weitererzählt, Perspektiven verschoben und vertieft. So entstehen die für Conrads Werk charakteristischen »Geschichten vom Hörensagen«, ein Titel, den er selbst für diese Sammlung vorgesehen hatte, deren Zusammenstellung aber erst nach seinem Tod erfolgte. Darin zeigt sich die ganze Bandbreite des großen Schriftstellers: Auf Geschichten tragischer Intensität folgen kuriose Anekdoten mit Happy End, auf Kindheitserinnerungen folgen nebelhafte Episoden aus dem damals noch andauernden Ersten Weltkrieg. Der Band enthält drei bedeutende Erzählungen, die bereits zu Lebzeiten publiziert wurden, und vier posthum veröffentlichte Geschichten, darunter die Neufassung der ersten Erzählung Conrads.

Mr. Harrisons Bekenntnisse

Erzählungen

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Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell,Andrea Ott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717522584

Category:

Page: 371

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