Britain's Century: A Political and Social History, 1815-1905 / Edition 1

Britain's Century: A Political and Social History, 1815-1905 / Edition 1

by W. D. Rubinstein
     
 

Looking at the historical evolution of the central political institutions, and the social milieu surrounding them, this book helps to explain Britain's preeminence during the nineteenth century. The "political" history of the country—a substantial part of the book—provides the necessary foundation for a social history that focuses particularly on issues

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Looking at the historical evolution of the central political institutions, and the social milieu surrounding them, this book helps to explain Britain's preeminence during the nineteenth century. The "political" history of the country—a substantial part of the book—provides the necessary foundation for a social history that focuses particularly on issues of demography, religion, social class, and gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340575345
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
10/02/1998
Series:
Arnold History of Britain Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Britain in 1815
Pt. IPolitical History
1The Liverpool government: victory abroad, unrest at home, 1815-18223
2The decline of Tory rule, 1822-183016
3The Whig government and the Great Reform Act, 1830-183433
4Lord Melbourne and the Whig governments of 1834-184154
5Sir Robert Peel and repeal, 1841-184671
6The mid-Victorian Whig ascendancy, 1846-185285
7The minority Conservative governments, 1852-1868, and the rise of Disraeli99
8Lord Aberdeen and the Crimean War114
9The zenith of Lord Palmerston, 1855-1866124
10Gladstone's great government, 1868-1874145
11Disraeli's ascendancy, 1874-1880167
12Towards the Home Rule crisis, 1880-1886184
13The era of Lord Salisbury, 1886-1895211
14The era of Lord Salisbury, 1895-1902230
15The end of Conservative hegemony and the rise of the Liberals, 1902-1906245
Pt. IISocial History
16British population growth, 1750-1914261
17Social class in Britain, 1815-1905279
18Religion and the churches in British society, 1815-1905298
19Gender and identities318
Conclusion: stability and change334
Bibliography337
Index348

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