Challenge of Democracy Britain 1832-1918

ISBN-10: 058231304X

ISBN-13: 9780582313040

Edition: 2001

Authors: Hugh Cunningham
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Description: Focusing on the rise of democracy, this is a timely and topical account charting the history of Britain from the Great Reform Act to the end of the First World War. The book will be essential reading for students of Modern British History.

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List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Hugh Cunningham is Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Kent

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Britain in the 1830s
The United Kingdom and its governance
Britain in the world
The industrial revolution
Social structure and political power
Conclusion
An age of reform? 1832-48
The Reform Act of 1832
Government, party and reform, 1832-46
Chartism
Central and local government
Conclusion
Mid-Victorian Britain
Parliamentary government
Reform
The economy
Class, gender and nation
Conclusion
The progress of the nation?
Communications
Science
History
Moral progress
Capitalism
Conclusion
Stepping stones towards democracy, 1867-85
The practice of politics in the era of the Second Reform Act
The Liberal party and Gladstone's first ministry
Disraeli and the Conservative party
Gladstone's second ministry
Democracy in the balance sheet
Conclusion
The Conservative ascendancy, 1885-1905
The Liberals and home rule
The Conservative party, 1885-1905
The course of politics, 1886-1905
The rise of labour
Conclusion
An urban society: Britain, 1850-1918
The growth of towns
Consumption and lifestyles
Diagnoses and remedies
Conclusion
Empire and nation: the British and their identities
Empire
Nations
Conclusion
The birth of the modern state? Britain, 1905-14
Reshaping the constitution: the Lords and the Irish
The role of the state
Labour
Women
Foreign policy
Conclusion
Britain at war, 1914-18
August 1914-spring 1915
The Asquith coalition, May 1915-December 1916
The Lloyd George coalition, December 1916-December 1918
Society and the state
Conclusion
Britain in 1918
Chronology
Notes
Further Reading
Index
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