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Nineteenth-century Britain : a very short introduction

Author: Christopher Harvie; H C G Matthew
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Very short introductions, 23.
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"Nineteenth-century Britain is a sharp but subtle account of remarkable economic and social change - and an even more remarkable political stability. Britain in 1789 was overwhelmingly rural, agrarian, multilingual, and almost half Celtic. By 1914, when it faced its greatest test since the defeat of Napoleon, it was largely urban and English. Christopher Harvie and H.C.G. Matthew show the forces behind Britain's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Harvie; H C G Matthew
ISBN: 0192853988 9780192853981
OCLC Number: 70114200
Notes: Text originally published in: The Oxford illustrated history of Britain. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1984.
Description: 171 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1. Reflections on the revolutions --
2. Industrial development --
3. Reform and religion --
4. The wars abroad --
5. Roads to freedom --
6. Coping with reform --
7. Unless the Lord build the city --
8. The ringing grooves of change --
9. Politics and diplomacy: Palmerstons years --
10. Incorporation --
11. Free trade: an industrial economy rampant --
12. A shifting population: town and country --
13. The masses and the classes: the urban worker --
14. Clerks and commerce: the lower middle class --
15. The propertied classes --
16. Pomp and circumstance --
17. A great change in manners --
18. Villa Tories: the Conservative resurgence --
19. Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule frustrated --
20. Reluctant imperialists? --
21. The fin-de-si'ecle reaction: new views of the State --
22. Old Liberalism, New Liberalism, Labourism, and tariff reform --
23. Edwardian years: a crisis of the State contained --
24. Your English summers done --
Further reading --
Chronology --
Prime ministers 1789-1914 --
Index
Series Title: Very short introductions, 23.
Other Titles: Oxford illustrated history of Britain.
Responsibility: Christopher Harvie and H.C.G. Matthew.
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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew's Very Short Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Britain is a sharp but  Read more...

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