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The mid-Victorian generation, 1846-1886

The mid-Victorian generation, 1846-1886

Author: K Theodore Hoppen
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: New Oxford history of England.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This, the third volume to appear in the New Oxford History of England, covers the period from the repeal of the Corn Laws to the dramatic failure of Gladstone's first Home Rule Bill. In his magisterial study of the mid-Victorian generation, Theo Hoppen identifies three defining themes. The first he calls 'established industrialism' - the growing acceptance that factory life and manufacturing had come to stay. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K Theodore Hoppen
ISBN: 0198228341 9780198228349 9780198731993 019873199X
OCLC Number: 37211065
Description: xviii, 787 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Society and the state. The agrarian interest --
The middle sort of people --
Workers by hand --
The nature of the state --
pt. 2. The fabric of politics. Parties, governments, policies 1846-1855 --
Crimean war and Indian mutiny --
Palmerston and after, 1855-1868 --
Reform and electoral politics --
pt. 3. Money and mentalities. A maturing economy --
Living and spending --
The business of culture --
Godly people --
The evolutionary moment --
pt. 4. England and beyond. A British nation? The experiences of Scotland and Wales --
The island of Ireland --
Gladstone and Disraeli 1868-1880 --
Shifts and realignments 1880-1886.
Series Title: New Oxford history of England.
Responsibility: K. Theodore Hoppen.
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This, the third volume to appear in the "New Oxford History of England", covers the period from the repeal of the Corn Laws to the dramatic failure of Gladstone's first Home Rule Bill. In his study  Read more...


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