The British Working Class 1832-1940

Author: Andrew August
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317877977
Category: History
Page: 296
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In this insightful new study, Andrew August examines the British working class in the period when Britain became a mature industrial power, working men and women dominated massive new urban populations, and the extension of suffrage brought them into the political nation for the first time. Framing his subject chronologically, but treating it thematically, August gives a vivid account of working class life between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, examining the issues and concerns central to working-class identity. Identifying shared patterns of experience in the lives of workers, he avoids the limitations of both traditional historiography dominated by economic determinism and party politics, and the revisionism which too readily dismisses the importance of class in British society.

Currents of Radicalism

Popular Radicalism, Organised Labour and Party Politics in Britain, 1850-1914
Author: Eugenio F. Biagini,Alastair J. Reid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521394550
Category: History
Page: 305
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'Those who were originally called radicals and afterwards reformers, are called Chartists', declared Thomas Duncombe before Parliament in 1842, a comment which can be adapted for a later period and as a description of this collection of papers: 'those who were originally called Chartists were afterwards called Liberal and Labour activists'. In other words, the central argument of this book is that there was a substantial continuity in popular radicalism throughout the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. The papers stress both the popular elements in Gladstonian Liberalism and the radical liberal elements in the early Labour party. The first part of the book focuses on the continuity of popular attitudes across the commonly-assumed mid-century divide, with studies of significant personalities and movements, as well as a local case study. The second part examines the strong links between Gladstonian Liberalism and the working classes, looking in particular at labour law, taxation, and the Irish crisis. The final part assesses the impact of radical traditions on early Labour politics, in Parliament, the unions, and local government. The same attitudes towards liberty, the rule of law, and local democracy are highlighted throughout, and new questions are therefore posed about the major transitions in the popular politics of the period.

Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century England

Author: Rohan McWilliam,Rohan Mcwilliam
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134839898
Category: History
Page: 144
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Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century England provides an accessible introduction to the culture of English popular politics between 1815 and 1900, the period from Luddism to the New Liberalism. This is an area that has attracted great historical interest and has undergone fundamental revision in the last two decades. Did the industrial revolution create the working class movement or was liberalism (which transcended class divisions) the key mode of political argument? Rohan McWilliam brings this central debate up to date for students of Nineteenth Century British History. He assesses popular ideology in relation to the state, the nation, gender and the nature of party formation, and reveals a much richer social history emerging in the light of recent historiographical developments.

A History of the British Labour Party, Third Edition

Author: Andrew Thorpe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137248157
Category: History
Page: 408
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Thorpe's book is widely seen as the best single-volume study of the whole of the Labour party's history. Now thoroughly updated in the light of ongoing historiographical debates, this third edition brings the story up to the present with new and revised chapters on the development of 'New Labour' and the legacy of the Blair government.

Liverpool Labour

Social and Political Influences on the Development of the Labour Party in Liverpool, 1900-1939
Author: Sam Davies
Publisher: N.A
Category: Elections
Page: 416
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Labour in Liverpool

A People's History of Leicester

A Pictorial History of Working Class Life and Politics
Author: Ned Newitt
Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing
Category: Labor unions
Page: 154
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Presents a history of Leicester through the eyes of the Co-operative, Labour and Trade Union movements. This book illustrates the long fight for democratic rights, social welfare and better hours and conditions. It features images of Leicester working people and their social and political organisations.

The Chartist Movement

A New Annotated Bibliography
Author: Owen R. Ashton,Robert Fyson,Stephen Roberts
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780720121773
Category: History
Page: 167
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Chartism, the first specifically working-class national movement in Great Britain, took its name from the People's Charter, a bill drafted and published in 1838. The Chartist movement continues to attract considerable attention today. This text contains over 1300 annotated entries including: manuscript material (letters, petitions, notebooks and poetry); contemporary printed sources (books, pamphlets, handbills, posters, Chartist and near-Chartist periodicals); books; articles; and theses written on different aspects of Chartism. The work includes a detailed index, and an introductory essay written by Dorothy Thompson, an eminent historian in the field.

The Era of the Reform League

English labour and radical politics 1857-1872
Author: Gustav Mayer,John Breuilly,Gottfried Niedhart,Antony Taylor
Publisher: Palatium Verlag Im J & J. Verlag
ISBN: 9783920671208
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 369
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Municipal Medicine

Public Health in Twentieth-century Britain
Author: John Welshman
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Category: National health services
Page: 339
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Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Wien. Studies in the History of Medicine. Vol. 1 General Editor: Charles Webster. This book provides the most comprehensive study yet produced of public health in twentieth-century Britain. Based in part on a case-study of the East Midlands city of Leicester, it explores the history of public health from the early 1900s to the health service reorganisation of 1974. The author examines the economic, political, and social context for health provision in Leicester, and the ideological background to policy in such areas as mental health and slum clearance. Particular attention is paid to the infectious disease of tuberculosis, and to the provision of services for schoolchildren through the School Health Service. This study further explores public health policy under the National Health Service, and looks at the wider relationships of the local authority - with general practice, hospitals and hospital boards, and central government departments. Public health in twentieth-century Britain has until now been comparatively neglected by historians of health care and social policy. This book remedies that neglect, and opens up numerous unexplored areas for further investigation. Contents: Economic, political and social context of public health provision in Leicester - Ideological background to public health - menthal health, birth control, slum clearance - Tuberculosis - School Health Service - Public health and the National Health Service - Wider relationships - general practice, hospitals, central government departments - Conclusion - Bibliography.

The Practical Utopians

Cooperation and the American Labor Movement, 1860-1890
Author: Steven Bernard Leikin
Publisher: N.A
Page: 674
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A Century of Labour

A History of the Labour Party
Author: Keith Laybourn
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 204
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This work provides an illustrated history of the Labour Party, concentrating on the major personalities and crises. It tells the whole story, from its working class roots to Blairism and New Labour.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

Author: David Hey
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199532988
Category: Reference
Page: 704
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A comprehensive guide to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains over 2,000 entries in the form of feature articles and an A-Z dictionary. It is invaluable for students, researchers, and historians, and ideal for anyone interested in uncovering their past.


Journal of Welsh Labour History
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Labor
Page: N.A
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