Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone


Author: Joseph S. Meisel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505825

Category: History

Page: 336

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By the last decades of the nineteenth century, more people were making more speeches to greater numbers in a wider variety of venues than at any previous time. This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech. Shedding new light on the careers of many of the most important figures of the Victorian era and beyond, including Gladstone, Disraeli, Sir Robert Peel, John Bright, Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and Canon Liddon, the book traces the ways in which oratory came to occupy a central position in the conception and practice of Victorian public life. Not a study of rhetoric or a celebration of great oratory, the book stresses the social developments that led to the production and consumption of these speeches.

The 'natural Leaders' and Their World

Politics, Culture and Society in Belfast, C. 1801-1832


Author: Jonathan Jeffrey Wright

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846318483

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 6925

A richly detailed exploration of the complex urban culture of the Presbyterian elite in late-Georgian Belfast, The 'Natural Leaders' and their World offers a major reassessment of the political life of Belfast in the early nineteenth century. Examining the activities of a close-knit group of individuals who sought to reform British and European politics, Jonathan Wright addresses topics such as romanticism, evangelicalism, and altruism, with a look at writers such as Lord Byron, Walter Scott, Robert Owen, and Thomas Chalmers. In doing so, he tells the story of a Presbyterian middle class and the complex entanglement of their political, cultural, and intellectual lives.

Perceptions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals

A Bibliography


Author: E. M. Palmegiano

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783080531

Category: Reference

Page: 712

View: 1765

This annotated bibliography of nineteenth-century British periodicals, complete with a detailed subject index, reveals how Victorian commentaries on journalism shaped the discourse on the origins and contemporary character of the domestic, imperial and foreign press. Drawn from a wide range of publications representing diverse political, economic, religious, social and literary views, this book contains over 4,500 entries, and features extracts from over forty nineteenth-century periodicals. The articles cataloged offer a thorough and influential analysis of their journalistic milieu, presenting statistics on sales and descriptions of advertising, passing judgment on space allocations, pinpointing different readerships, and identifying individuals who engaged with the press either exclusively or occasionally. Most importantly, the bibliography demonstrates that columnists routinely articulated ideas about the purpose of the press, yet rarely recognized the illogic of prioritizing public good and private profit simultaneously, thus highlighting implicitly a universal characteristic of journalism: its fractious, ambiguous, conflicting behavior.

The Slaves' Champion

The Life, Deeds, and Historical Days of William Wilberforce


Author: Henry Wheeler

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780892216703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 7459

First published in London in 1861, this revealing biography of British abolitionist William Wilberforce gives a revealing look at his impact on British society and explores how he inspired American abolitionists in their effort to end slavery within the United States.

Universal Historical Dictionary

Or Explanation of the Names of Persons and Places in the Departments of Biblical, Political and Eccles. History, Mythology, Heraldry, Biography, Bibliography, Geography, and Numismatics


Author: George Crabb

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 4102

Opinions of Lord Brougham

On Politics, Theology, Law, Science, Education, Literature, &c., as Exhibited in His Parliamentary and Legal Speeches, and Miscellaneous Writing


Author: Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 360

View: 1721

The British Constitution

Its History, Structure, and Working


Author: Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 459

View: 5507

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery

During the Time of Lord Chancellor Brougham and Sir John Leach, Master of the Rolls. 1833-1834


Author: James William Mylne,Benjamin Keen (reporter.),Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux,Sir John Leach

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

View: 5193