A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain by Chris Williams

By Chris Williams

A spouse to Nineteenth-Century Britain offers 33 essays by means of professional students on all of the significant features of the political, social, monetary and cultural background of england in the course of the past due Georgian and Victorian eras.

  • Truly British, instead of English, in scope.
  • Pays consciousness to the reports of ladies in addition to of guys.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes publications to additional reading.

Chapter 1 Britain and the realm economic system (pages 17–33): Anthony Howe
Chapter 2 Britain and the eu stability of strength (pages 34–52): John R. Davis
Chapter three Britain and Empire (pages 53–78): Douglas M. Peers
Chapter four The military (pages 79–92): Edward M. Spiers
Chapter five The Monarchy and the home of Lords: The ‘Dignified’ elements of the structure (pages 95–109): William M. Kuhn
Chapter 6 The nation (pages 110–124): Philip Harling
Chapter 7 Political management and Political events, 1800–46 (pages 125–139): Michael J. Turner
Chapter eight Political management and Political events, 1846–1900 (pages 140–155): Michael J. Turner
Chapter nine Parliamentary Reform and the citizens (pages 156–173): Michael S. Smith
Chapter 10 Politics and Gender (pages 174–188): Sarah Richardson
Chapter eleven Political proposal (pages 189–202): Gregory Claeys
Chapter 12 Agriculture and Rural Society (pages 205–222): Michael Winstanley
Chapter thirteen and shipping (pages 223–237): William J. Ashworth
Chapter 14 Urbanization (pages 238–252): Simon Gunn
Chapter 15 The kin (pages 253–272): Shani D'Cruze
Chapter sixteen Migration and cost (pages 273–286): Ian Whyte
Chapter 17 way of life, caliber of lifestyles (pages 287–304): Jane Humphries
Chapter 18 category and the sessions (pages 305–320): Martin Hewitt
Chapter 19 fiscal inspiration (pages 321–333): Noel Thompson
Chapter 20 faith (pages 337–352): Mark A. Smith
Chapter 21 Literacy, studying and schooling (pages 353–368): Philip Gardner
Chapter 22 the click and the published observe (pages 369–380): Aled Jones
Chapter 23 Crime, Policing and Punishment (pages 381–395): Heather Shore
Chapter 24 renowned rest and game (pages 396–411): Andy Croll
Chapter 25 health and wellbeing and drugs (pages 412–429): Keir Waddington
Chapter 26 Sexuality (pages 430–442): Lesley A. Hall
Chapter 27 the humanities (pages 443–456): Patricia Pulham
Chapter 28 The Sciences (pages 457–470): Iwan Rhys Morus
Chapter 29 Politics in eire (pages 473–488): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 30 financial system and Society in eire (pages 489–503): Christine Kinealy
Chapter 31 Scotland (pages 504–520): E. W. McFarland
Chapter 32 Wales (pages 521–533): Matthew Cragoe
Chapter 33 British Identities (pages 534–552): Chris Williams

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How did this bear on the relationship between Britain and the world economy? In part this was a matter of fashionable Social Darwinian imagery alone with thrusting young nations assumed to be ready to take over from the senescent and decaying, of whom Britain as the oldest industrial power was necessarily the prototype. Such rhetoric went back to the ‘fair trade’ movement of the 1880s and had been reinforced by opinion favouring an imperial zollverein but it now became part of a much more widely based appeal of ‘constructive imperialism’.

McCloskey, Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain: Essays in Historical Economics (1981). The link between trade and industrialization is explored by R. Davis, The Industrial Revolution and British Overseas Trade (1979), while S. B. Saul’s Studies in British Overseas Trade, 1870–1914 (1960) and The Myth of the Great Depression, 1873–1896 (1985) remain valuable for changes in the late nineteenth century. The relationship with empire is central to P. Cain and A. G. Hopkins, British Imperialism, 1688–2000 (2001) and there are relevant essays in A.

H. Jenks, The Migration of British Capital to 1875 (London, 1971), p. 68. F. Crouzet, Britain Ascendant: Comparative Studies in Franco-British Economic History (Cambridge, 1990), p. 241. C. J. Fuchs, The Trade Policy of Great Britain and Her Colonies since 1860 (London, 1905), p. 18. P. Mathias, The First Industrial Nation (London, 1969), p. 467. P. Davies, ‘Nineteenth-century ocean trade and transport’, in P. Mathias and J. Davis, eds, International Trade and British Economic Growth (Oxford, 1996), p.

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