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The forging of the modern state : early industrial Britain, 1783-1870

Author: Eric J Evans
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1996.
Series: Foundations of modern Britain.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This is a history of the industrial development of Britain during the period 1783-1870

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Genre/Form: Handboeken (vorm)
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Evans, Eric J., 1945-
Forging of the modern state.
London ; New York : Longman, 1996
(OCoLC)604901060
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric J Evans
ISBN: 0582089530 9780582089532 0582489709 9780582489707
OCLC Number: 32311013
Description: xv, 486 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Reconstruction and the Challenge of War, 1783-1815. 1. Britain in the early 1780s: I Society and economy. 2. Britain in the early 1780s: II Politics and government. 3. 'A nation restored': I Politics and finance under Pitt, 1784-1790. 4. 'A nation restored': II Overseas trade and foreign affairs. 5. The new political economy and the early impact of laissez-faire. 6. The new moral economy: Wilberforce, the Saints and New Dissent. 7. The decline of the Whigs and the emergence of a new Conservatism, 1788-1812. 8. Radicalism, repression and patriotism, 1789-1803. 9. The wars with France: I Pitt's War, Addington's Peace, 1793-1803. 10. The wars with France: II Endurance and triumph, 1803-1815. 11. Ireland: The road to Union, 1782-1801 --
pt. 2. The Industrial Revolution and Its Consequences. 12. The onset of industrialism. 13. Entrepreneurs and markets. 14. The structure and organization of the workforce in early industrial Britain. 15. A living from the land: Landowners, farmers and improvement. 16. 'Living and partly living': Labourers, poverty and protest. 17. Standards of living and the quality of life. 18. Organizations of labour. 19. Class consciousness? --
pt. 3. The Crucible of Reform, 1815-1846. 20. Unprepared for peace: Distress and the resurgence of reform, 1815-1820. 21. Liberal Toryism? 22. Influence without entanglement: Foreign affairs, 1815-1846. 23. The crisis of reform, 1827-1832. 24. 'The real interests of the aristocracy': The Reform Act of 1832. 25. The condition of England question: I The new Poor Law. 26. The condition of England question: II Factory reform, education and public health. 27. 'The Church in danger': Anglicanism and its opponents. 28. The age of Peel? Politics and policies, 1832-1846. 29. The politics of pressure: I Chartism. 30. The politics of pressure: II The Anti-Corn-Law League --
pt. 4. Early Industrial Society, Refined and Tested, 1846-1870. 31. The zenith of the bourgeoisie. 32. The professionalization of government. 33. Urban Britain in the age of improvement. 34. Religion and society. 35. Leisure and responsibility. 36. Education and the consciousness of status. 37. 'An assembly of gentlemen': Party politics, 1846-1859. 38. Palmerston and the pax Britannica. 39. The revival of reform. 40. 'The principle of numbers': Towards democracy, 1867-1870. 41. Conclusion: Forging a modern state or modern states? Integration and diversity in the United Kingdom --
A British governments, 1783-1870 --
B Parliament and parliamentary reform --
C The growth of Government --
D The economy --
E Population --
F Foreign and colonial affairs --
G Religion.
Series Title: Foundations of modern Britain.
Responsibility: Eric J. Evans.

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