Whigs and Cities: Popular Politics in the Age of Walpole and Pitt / Edition 6500

Whigs and Cities: Popular Politics in the Age of Walpole and Pitt / Edition 6500

by Nicholas Rogers
ISBN-10:
0198217854
ISBN-13:
9780198217855
Pub. Date:
12/28/1999
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Whigs and Cities: Popular Politics in the Age of Walpole and Pitt / Edition 6500

This is the first major study of urban politics in the early Hanoverian era. Rogers challenges the view that the political nation was of minimal significance, and highlights the critical contribution of larger towns to the agitations that beset Walpole and swept Pitt to power. He shows, through a study of Bristol, Norwich, and London, the relative strength of opposition sentiment, the persistence of local antagonisms, and the interplay of economic interest and political clientage. Offering a challenging reinterpretation of the role of the crowd in urban politics, Whigs and Cities sheds new light on the dynamics of urban political culture in the 18th century.

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ISBN-13: 9780198217855
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.25(d)

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York University, Ontario

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