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The British Working Class 1832-1940

The British Working Class 1832-1940

  • Author: Andrew August
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317877969
  • 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.

Urban Politics and Space in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Urban Politics and Space in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Regional Perspectives

  • Author: Barry M. Doyle
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443815918
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 197
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This book addresses the increasing regionalisation of urban governance and politics in an era of industrialisation, suburbanisation and welfare extension. It provides an important reassessment of the role, structure and activities of urban elites, highlighting their vitality and their interdependence and demonstrating the increasing regionalisation of municipal politics as towns sought to promote themselves, extend services and even expand physically onto a regional level. Moreover, it explores the discourses surrounding space in which gender, class, morality and community all feature prominently. How urban space and its uses were defined and redefined became key political weapons across the regions of England in the nineteenth century and these chapters show how a range of sources (maps, poems, songs, paintings, illustrated journalism, social investigations, historical texts) were employed by contemporaries to shape the urban and its image, often by placing it in a regional context or contributing to the creation of a regional image and identity. This collection illustrates the continuing vitality of the study of urban politics and governance and presents a rare attempt to place English urban history in a regional context. “Barry Doyle has assembled an impressive team of experts on urban politics to examine not just party politics but the wider machinery of government - the boards, agencies, and committees – that shaped British towns and cities after 1830. Space and place were contested and negotiated, and a distinctive sense of local identity emerged. In so doing, the collection challenges some of the generalisations about the governance of urban Britain and reminds us that, despite a shrinking globe, the local and regional are crucial to our everyday lives. The book should be read by all interested in, and especially those working for, local government.” —Professor Richard Rodger, University of Edinburgh “In Urban Politics and Urban Space in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Regional Perspectives Barry Doyle brings together nine original essays by both established and younger authors to explore three inter-related themes in urban history – politics, space and region from the early to mid nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. The book is conveniently divided into three sections dealing with structures of politics, politics, institutions and urban management, and governance discourses and space. Each of the contributions to this volume promises to both enrich our knowledge of specific moments in British politico-urban development (through the study of discrete developments in time and space), and to open up and extend the debate on the British variant of urban modernity. Each examines the ways in which local power, space and regional relations developed and changed between the early nineteenth and mid-twentieth century. Localities, their politics and communal identities are never really far from a national context; indeed, they largely shaped it, as these essays make clear. Doyle is to be commended for his endeavour, not just as the editor but in particular for his introduction to the volume. In a richly referenced essay that comes in at just over seven and half thousand words, he casts a panoramic view over the field in the last few decades, making connections where few contemporary urban historians care to tread. Doyle gives us a forceful challenge to what he sees as a particularly English malaise in this period, namely that of failing to recognise the potential of regional and local government to shape and manage the major reallocation of space and power; a vital sphere of public life that is contemporary to our own times. It is a masterly and well-informed piece of writing that will set the standard for some years to come.” —Professor Anthony McElligott, University of Limerick.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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The Statesman's Year-Book 1984-85

The Statesman's Year-Book 1984-85

  • Author: J. Paxton
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230271138
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1728
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The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

The Art of the Possible

The Art of the Possible

Politics and Governance in Modern British History, 1885-1997 : Essays in Memory of Duncan Tanner

  • Author: Chris Williams,Andrew Edwards
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0719090717
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 274
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This volume explores some of the major transitions, opportunities and false dawns of modern British political history. It engages with the scholarly legacy of Professor Duncan Tanner (1958-2010) whose work was focused on the political process and on politics in government. Chronologically itsspan runs from the first general election to be conducted under the terms of the Third Reform Act through to the 1997 referenda in favour of devolved assemblies in Scotland and Wales. This was the period in which British politicians most obviously addressed a mass, British-wide electorate, seekingnational approval for policies and programmes to be enacted on a UK-wide basis. Edited by Chris Williams (Cardiff University) and Andrew Edwards (Bangor University) it includes essays from leading British historians including Peter Clarke, Pat Thane, David Howell, Steven Fielding, Andrew Thorpe, Jon Lawrence, Matthew Cragoe and John Davis, as well as from younger scholars ofWales such as Mari Elin Wiliam. Topics covered include the intellectual context for economic thought and for the synergy between the state and civil society, the rise of Labour in Edwardian Britain, the imagining of politics through fiction in inter-war Britain, British politics during the SecondWorld War, devolution in Scotland and Wales, ideas of class in post-war Britain and the rise and varying fortunes of the "left" in London. Aimed at scholars and students of modern British history this volume will also interest the general reader who wishes to get to grips with some of the latestthinking about British politics.

International Woman Suffrage: October 1918-September 1920

International Woman Suffrage: October 1918-September 1920

  • Author: Sybil Oldfield
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415257404
  • Category: Women
  • Page: 416
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As the monthly periodical of the early twentieth century women's movement, "International Woman Suffrage" (originally "Ius Suffragii") was read by the leading figures of the suffrage movement in more than thirty countries. Featuring an in-depth introduction to the material and its social and historical context, this four-volume set reprints eight years of the journal, making this rare resource available to students and researchers in a variety of disciplines. In addition to women's fight for the vote, "International Woman Suffrage 1913-1920" covered such highly controversial topics as the age of consent for girls, alcohol control, education of girls, new employment openings for women, divorce law reform, health insurance for mothers, maternity benefits, minimum wages, prostitution, women medical workers, women police, women politicians, and other subjects of debate. Truly global for its time, issues included articles by women from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, British India, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Rumania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA.

British Book News

British Book News

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  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
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The Statesman's Year-book

The Statesman's Year-book

  • Author: John Paxton
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9780312760984
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: 1730
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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Socialist History

Socialist History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Socialism
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