The Dawn of the Cheap Press in Victorian Britain: The End of the 'Taxes on Knowledge', 1849-1869

The Dawn of the Cheap Press in Victorian Britain: The End of the 'Taxes on Knowledge', 1849-1869

by Martin Hewitt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474243322
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/18/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Martin Hewitt is Professor of History and Dean of the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Table of Contents

Prologue
1. Setting the Scene
2. The Foundations of the mid-Victorian Campaigns
3. The Association for the Promotion of the Repeal of the Taxes on Knowledge as a Pressure Group
4. First Phase: repealing the advertising and stamp duties
5. The Paper Duties, 1858-61
6. The Cheap Press Regulations and Securities: A Free Press?
7. The Morning Star
8. The Cheap Press
9. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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