Popular politics in nineteenth-century England [electronic resource] / Rohan McWilliam.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
- Historical connections.
1 online resource (134 p.)
- Working class -- England -- Political activity -- History -- 19th century.
Popular culture -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Populism -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
- Electronic books.
- 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 ass
- 1. Reinterpreting the Queen Caroline case
2. From the old analysis to the new
3. The peculiarities of politics
4. A polity-centred history? Rethinking the state, the franchise and party formation
5. The culture of popular radicalism I: populism, class and the constitution
6. The culture of popular radicalism II: gender and socialism
7. The nation and politics I: patriotism
8. The nation and politics II: popular conservatism
Conclusion: towards post-revisionism.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -122) and index.
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