Political Movements in Urban England, 1832-1914


Author: Matthew Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137155922

Category: History

Page: 240

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A critical introduction to the mass political movements that came of age in urban England between the Great Reform Act of 1832 and the start of World War One. Roberts provides a guide to the new approaches to topics such as Chartism, parliamentary reform, Gladstonian Liberalism, popular Conservatism and the independent Labour movement.

By-Elections in British Politics, 1832-1914


Author: Thomas Otte,T. G. Otte,Paul Readman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1843837803

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 4572

Explores the many issues surrounding by-elections in the period which saw the extension of the franchise, the introduction of the ballot, and the demise of most dual member constituencies.

Victorian Political Culture

'habits of Hearts and Mind'


Author: Angus Hawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198728484

Category: Great Britain

Page: 428

View: 9425

Victorian Britain is often described as an age of dawning democracy and as an exemplar of the modern Liberal state; yet a hereditary monarchy, a hereditary House of Lords, and an established Anglican Church survived as influential aspects of national public life with traditional elites assuming redefined roles. After 1832, constitutional notions of 'mixed government' gradually gave way to the orthodoxy of 'parliamentary government', shaping the function and nature of political parties in Westminster and the constituencies, as well as the relations between them. Following the 1867-8 Reform Acts, national political parties began to replace the premises of 'parliamentary government'. The subsequent emergence of a mass male electorate in the 1880s and 1890s prompted politicians to adopt new language and methods by which to appeal to voters, while enduring public values associated with morality, community and evocations of the past continued to shape Britain's distinctive political culture. This gave a particularly conservative trajectory to the nation's entry into the twentieth century. This study of British political culture from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century examines the public values that informed perceptions of the constitution, electoral activity, party partisanship, and political organization. Its exploration of Victorian views of status, power, and authority as revealed in political language, speeches, and writing, as well as theology, literature, and science, shows how the development of moral communities rooted in readings of the past enabled politicians to manage far-reaching change. This presents a new over-arching perspective on the constitutional and political transformations of the Victorian age.

The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890


Author: M. Baer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035293

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

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The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890 explores a critical chapter in the story of Britain's transition to democracy. Utilising the remarkably rich documentation generated by Westminster elections, Baer reveals how the most radical political space in the age of oligarchy became the most conservative and tranquil in an age of democracy.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

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Working-class Americanism

The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960


Author: Gary Gerstle

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691089119

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 5172

In this classic interpretation of the 1930s rise of industrial unionism, Gary Gerstle challenges the popular historical notion that American workers' embrace of "Americanism" and other patriotic sentiments in the post-World War I years indicated their fundamental political conservatism. He argues that Americanism was a complex, even contradictory, language of nationalism that lent itself to a wide variety of ideological constructions in the years between World War I and the onset of the Cold War. Using the rich and textured material left behind by New England's most powerful textile union--the Independent Textile Union of Woonsocket, Rhode Island--Gerstle uncovers for the first time a more varied and more radical working-class discourse.

By-Elections In British Politics


Author: Dr Chris Cook,Chris Cook,John Ramsden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134225490

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 5651

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Political Change in Britain

Basis of Electoral Choice


Author: David Butler,Donald Stoke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349020486

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

View: 1678

Historiens et géographes


Author: Société des professeurs d'histoire et de géographie (France).

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914


Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134240341

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4246

The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815–1914 is an accessible and indispensable compendium of essential information on the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Using chronologies, maps, glossaries, an extensive bibliography, a wealth of statistical information and nearly two hundred biographies of key figures, this clear and concise book provides a comprehensive guide to modern British history from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the outbreak of the First World War. As well as the key areas of political, economic and social development of the era, this book also covers the increasingly emergent themes of sexuality, leisure, gender and the environment, exploring in detail the following aspects of the nineteenth century: parliamentary and political reform chartism, radicalism and popular protest the Irish Question the rise of Imperialism the regulation of sexuality and vice the development of organised sport and leisure the rise of consumer society. This book is an ideal reference resource for students and teachers alike.

The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844


Author: Frederick Engels

Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Company KG

ISBN: 3730964852

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 5854

The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779-1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.

The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain


Author: David Cannadine

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231096676

Category: History

Page: 293

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Although politicians in Britain are now calling for a "classless society," can one conclude, as do many scholars, that class does not matter anymore? Cannadine uncovers the meanings of class for such disparate figures as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Margaret Thatcher and identifies the moments when opinion shifted, such as the aftermath of the French Revolution and the rise of the Labour Party in the early twentieth century.

Out of China

How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination


Author: Robert Bickers

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674982339

Category: History

Page: 576

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China’s new nationalism is rooted not in its present power but in shameful memories of its former weaknesses. Invaded, humiliated, and looted by foreign powers in the past, China looks out at the twenty-first century through the lens of the past two centuries. History matters deeply to Beijing’s current rulers, and Robert Bickers explains why.

Jorge Lorenzo

The New King of MotoGP


Author: Matt Roberts,Jorge Lorenzo

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857330956

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 8617

This is a captivating visual study of the 2010 MotoGP World Champion. Jorge Lorenzo – in collaboration with Matt Roberts – gathers together a wealth of photographs showing every aspect of his life in motorcycle racing and accompanies them with a sharp commentary. A special feature is the intimate photography of him both off-duty and on-track throughout his title-winning 2010 season, which saw him dominate by winning nine of the 18 MotoGP races and finishing on the podium 16 times. This book is a wonderful insight into the life of a flamboyant new star of sport.

Bury the Chains

Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves


Author: Adam Hochschild

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618619078

Category: History

Page: 468

View: 1809

Offers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world.

Developments in Central and East European Politics 5


Author: Stephen White,Paul G Lewis,Judy Batt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137263008

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 5255

The new edition of this market-leading text brings together specially commissioned chapters by a team of top international scholars on the changing politics of this diverse region negotiating the competing pulls of the European Union and post-communist Russia.

Labour and the Caucus

Working-Class Radicalism and Organised Liberalism in England, 1868-1888


Author: James Owen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1846319447

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 3325

Labour and the Caucus provides a new, innovative pre-history of the Labour party. In the two decades following the Second Reform Act there was a sustained and concerted campaign for working-class parliamentary representation from a range of labour organisations to an extent that was hitherto unseen in British political history. The franchise revolution of 1867 and the controversial introduction of more sophisticated forms of electoral machinery, which became known as the 'caucus', raised serious questions not only for a labour movement seeking to secure political representation but also for a Liberal party that had to respond to the pressures of mass politics. Through a close examination of the interactions between labour and the 'caucus' from the 1868 general election to Keir Hardie's independent labour candidature in 1888, this book provides a comprehensive and multi-layered picture of the troubled relationship between working-class radicals and organised Liberalism. The electoral strategy of labour candidates, the links between urban and rural radicalism, the impact of the National Liberal Federation, the influence of American and Irish politics on the labour movement, the revival of socialism, and the contested identity of a 'Labour party' are all examined from fresh perspectives. In doing so, this book challenges the existing teleological assumptions about the rise of independent labour, and explores the questions that remain about how working-class radicals and Liberals shared and negotiated power, and how this relationship changed over time.

Church and State in Old and New Worlds


Author: Hilary M. Carey,John Gascoigne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900419200X

Category: Religion

Page: 341

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Drawing on a diverse range of case studies in both the Old World of Europe and the New World of the European settler societies in the United States, Australia and New Zealand this volume offers an original perspective on the conduct of church-state relations and how these have been reshaped by translation from the Old to the New Worlds.

Captain Swing


Author: Eric Hobsbawm,George Rude

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781682259

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3073

The classic social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830, from one of the greatest historians of our age. For generation upon generation, the English farm laborer lived in poverty and degradation. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, however, new forces came into play—and when capitalism swept from the cities into the countryside, tensions reached the breaking point. From 1830 on, a series of revolts, known as the “Swing,” shook England to its core. Here is the background of that upheaval, from its rise to its fall, and the people who tried to change their world. A masterpiece of British history.