Aspects of British Political History 1815-1914

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Aspects of British History, 1815-1914 addresses the major issues of this much-studied period in a clear and digestible form.
* Introduces a fresh feel to long-studied topics
* Consolidates a grest deal of recent research
* Carefully organised to reflect the way teachers tackle this course
* Written by and ...

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Overview

Aspects of British History, 1815-1914 addresses the major issues of this much-studied period in a clear and digestible form.
* Introduces a fresh feel to long-studied topics
* Consolidates a grest deal of recent research
* Carefully organised to reflect the way teachers tackle this course
* Written by and experienced and renowned textbook author
* Illustrated with helpful maps and photographs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415090070
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/6/1994
  • Series: Aspects of History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 An introduction to British political history 1815-1914 1
2 Britain and the threat of revolution 1789-1832 15
3 Tory rule 1812-30 28
4 The foreign policy of Castlereagh and Canning 36
5 The 1832 Reform Act 53
6 Whig reforms in the 1830s 64
7 Sir Robert Peel as party leader and national statesman 74
8 Chartism 89
9 The Corn Laws and their repeal 102
10 Palmerston's foreign and domestic policies 116
11 Parliamentary reform: 1867 and beyond 136
12 Disraeli and the Conservative party 147
13 Gladstone, Liberalism and Ireland 160
14 The foreign policy of Disraeli and Gladstone 179
15 British imperialism and the Scramble for Africa 193
16 Conservative ascendancy 1885-1905 210
17 Liberal domestic policies 1905-14 221
18 The rise of the Labour party before 1914 242
19 From splendid isolation to war; British foreign policy 1895-1914 254
20 Government policy and the economy 1815-1914 270
21 Government policy towards social problems 1815-1914 282
22 Britain and Ireland 1800-1921 292
23 Primary sources for British political history 1815-1914 309
Notes 335
Select bibliography 354
Index 360
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