On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

by Edmund Burke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300081472

ISBN-13: 9780300081473

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

This anthology brings together Burke's most important speeches, letters and pamphlets -reprinted uncut (with one exception), with substantial headnotes and introduction by Bromwich. The collection purposefully does not include Burke's two most widely read works. Taken as a whole, the collection demonstrates the depth of Burke's humanitarian concern, and presents

Overview

This anthology brings together Burke's most important speeches, letters and pamphlets -reprinted uncut (with one exception), with substantial headnotes and introduction by Bromwich. The collection purposefully does not include Burke's two most widely read works. Taken as a whole, the collection demonstrates the depth of Burke's humanitarian concern, and presents Burke as forerunner to a tradition of liberal political thought that includes Tocqueville and Mill, rather than stressing his role as a founder of Anglo-American conservatism, as he has been widely understood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300081473
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-C
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Note and Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1(42)
Speech at His Arrival at Bristol (1774)
43(5)
Speech at the Conclusion of the Poll (1774)
48(10)
To William Burgh (9 February 1775)
58(4)
Speech on Conciliation with America (1775)
62(73)
A Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol on the Affairs of America (1777)
135(49)
Two Letters to Gentlemen in Bristol on the Trade of Ireland (1778)
184(15)
Some Thoughts on the Approaching Executions (1780)
199(11)
Speech at Bristol Guildhall Previous to the Election (1780)
210(48)
To the Earl of Hillsborough and Lord Viscount Stormont (3 October 1780)
258(4)
To Sir Thomas Rumbold (23 March 1781)
262(6)
Speech on Reform of Representation (1782)
268(14)
Speech on Fox's East India Bill (1783)
282(89)
To Miss Mary Palmer (19 January 1786)
371(6)
Speech in Opening the Impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788)
377(24)
To Charles-Jean-Francois Depont (November 1789)
401(14)
A Letter to Richard Burke on Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland (1792)
415(25)
Preface to Brissot's Address to His Constituents (1794)
440(24)
A Letter to a Noble Lord (17966)
464(51)
Select Bibliography 515(6)
Index 521

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