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.

Krone, Kirche und Verfassung

Konservatismus in den englischen Unterschichten 1815-1867


Author: Jörg Neuheiser

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525370091

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 4480

"Warum kommt es in England im 19. Jahrhundert zu keiner Revolution? Historiker verbinden die auffällige Stabilität der englischen Gesellschaft mit einem doppelten Problem: Schon sehr früh gab es in England eine Arbeiterbewegung, die gemeinsam mit den Liberalen Reformen forderte und auch revolutionäre Vorstellungen entwickelte. Trotz einer nach 1815 scheinbar stark radikalisierten Bevölkerung blieb eine Revolution aber aus, und eine Arbeiterpartei entstand in England später als in anderen europäischen Staaten. Seit 20 Jahren wird dieser Widerspruch üblicherweise mit der Komplexität sozialer und politischer Identitätsbildung innerhalb der Unterschichten erklärt. Verwiesen wird auf die lange dominante Tradition des englischen Liberalismus und Radikalismus, der auch die Reformbewegungen der Arbeiterschaft prägte. Mit dem vorliegenden Buch müssen solche Erklärungen erweitert werden. Es beschreibt eine bisher ignorierte lange Tradition des Konservatismus, die erhebliche Teile der englischen Unterschichten beeinflusste und zur Stabilität der englischen Gesellschaft beitrug. Dieser "Konservatismus von unten" kreiste um die Popularität der Monarchie, einem loyalistischen Patriotismus und ein protestantisches Selbstverständnis. Damit verbunden waren antikatholische Haltungen und ein paternalistisches Ideal von sozialer Gerechtigkeit, das einen Ausgleich zwischen sozialen Eliten und Unterschichten ermöglichte. In einer vergleichenden Lokalstudie werden bekannte Phänomene wie antikatholische Ausschreitungen neu interpretiert und bisher kaum erforschte Entwicklungen wie die frühen konservativen Arbeitervereine und Feiern im Umfeld der Monarchie untersucht, um das Bild der politischen Vorstellungen innerhalb der englischen Unterschichten um eine konservative Dimension zu erweitern."--Publisher's website.

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: 3465

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.

The Shaping of Modern Britain

Identity, Industry and Empire 1780 - 1914


Author: Eric Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862376

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 8122

In this wide-ranging history of modern Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which Britain was transformed into the world's first industrial power. By the end of the nineteenth century, Britain was still ruled by wealthy landowners, but the world over which they presided had been utterly transformed. It was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain - yet that change was achieved without political revolution. Ranging across the developing empire, and dealing with such central institutions as the church, education, health, finance and rural and urban life, The Shaping of Modern Britain provides an unparallelled account of Britain's rise to superpower status. Particular attention is given to the Great Reform Act of 1832, and the implications of the 1867 Reform Act are assessed. The book discusses: - the growing role of the central state in domestic policy making - the emergence of the Labour party - the Great Depression - the acquisition of a vast territorial empire Comprehensive, informed and engagingly written, The Shaping of Modern Britain will be an invaluable introduction for students of this key period of British history.

The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890


Author: M. Baer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035293

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

View: 6593

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.


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5520

Historiens et géographes


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

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8120

Women in England 1760-1914

A Social History


Author: Susie Steinbach

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780226667

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5084

A rich and fresh survey of women's lives between George III and the First World War Using diaries, letters, memoirs as well as social and statistical research, this book looks at life-expectancy, sex, marriage and childbirth, and work inside and outside the home, for all classes of women. It charts the poverty and struggles of the working class as well as the leadership roles of middle-class and elite women. It considers the influence of religion, education, and politics, especially the advent of organised feminism and the suffragette movement. It looks, too, at the huge role played by women in the British Empire: how imperialism shaped English women's lives and how women also moulded the Empire.

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


Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134240341

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 7058

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.

Das Alte Europa 1660-1789

Kultur der Macht und Macht der Kultur


Author: T. C. W. Blanning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896785510

Category: Books and reading

Page: 516

View: 7988

European Political History 1870-1913


Author: Benjamin Ziemann,Thomas Mergel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780754626305

Category: History

Page: 534

View: 1369

The period from 1870 to 1913 was one of substantial political change. It saw the emergence of modern mass politics, the extension of the franchise, the development of party structures and political cleavages and growing state intervention. This collection brings together a selection of the most important recent research in this field.

New Narratives of Urban Space in Republican Chinese Cities

Emerging Social, Legal and Governance Orders


Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004249915

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 530

New Narratives of Urban Space in Republican Chinese Cities offers nine empirical studies to examine the social, legal and governance dimensions of the great urban transformation in Republican China pertaining to the cultural realm of the urban space.

Comparative Politics

Institutions, Behavior, and Development


Author: David Tredwell Cattell,Richard Sisson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Comparative government

Page: 453

View: 8229

Nationhood and identity

the British state since 1800


Author: David Powell

Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd


Category: History

Page: 314

View: 9226

Britannia—the towering female with helmet and spear, and a symbol of the British isles—has been one of British history’s most enduring icons. But who is she, and who does she represent? Who are the British? The Scots, Welsh, Irish, and English have been asking themselves these questions for hundreds of years. In this probing examination of these questions, Davis Powell charts the political evolution of the UK from the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland in 1800 to the late 20th-century debates over devolution to Scotland and Wales, the future of Northern Ireland, and Britain's membership in the EU.

Town, City, and Nation

England, 1850-1914


Author: Philip J. Waller,P. J. Waller

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780192891631

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 7140

By the outbreak of the First World War England had become the world's first mass urban society. In just over sixty years the proportion of town-dwellers had risen from 50 to 80 per cent, and during this period many of the most crucial developments in English urban society had taken place. This book provides a uniquely comprehensive analysis of those developments - conurbations, suburbs, satellite towns, garden cities, and seaside resorts. The author assesses the importance of London, the provincial cities, and manufacturing centres; he also examines the continuing influence of thesmall country town and `rural' England on political, economic, and cultural growth. In many respects, P. J. Waller's book is a general social history of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century England, seen from an urban perspective. It is both scholarly and immensely readable.