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Class Politics in the 1840s

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Anti-Corn Law League, at least in its inception, was very much a ‘business organization’, the only major political movement in Britain to have been launched from within a Chamber of Commerce. Its ... More


Chamber Voice from the Corn Laws to the Twenty-First Century

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter combines a full analysis of the Parliamentary Papers archive, giving an overview of all chamber parliamentary lobby activity, with detailed assessments of the main campaigns. It shows ... More


Harriet Martineau on the Fertility of Exchange

Ayşe Çelikkol

in Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199769001
eISBN:
9780199896943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769001.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Harriet Martineau describes global commerce through metaphors of harmony and fertility in “Dawn Island” (1845), a didactic tale that she identified as her offering to the Anti-Corn Law League. To ... More


The Crimean War and Administrative Reform

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

On January 26, 1854, Britain's House of Commons passed John A. Roebuck's motion of censure, which destroyed the Aberdeen coalition and led to the creation of the Sebastopol Committee. The movement ... More


The Primacy of Palmerston? 1855–1865

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Most present-day historians agree that by the late 1850s and early 1860s, entrepreneurial politics in Britain was losing its cutting edge. This has been ascribed to three causes. First, it is claimed ... More


Parliamentary Reform

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When businessmen in Britain sought to carry out the reforms they believed to be necessary if commerce and industry were to flourish, they often came up against the hostility of an aristocratic ... More


Telling the hunger of ‘distant’ others

Carl J. Griffin

in The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635.00015
Subject:
History, Social History

Hunger was not just understood directly but something mobilised and mediated through the plight of distant others. In particular, the devastating famines of 1840s Ireland and India were critical in ... More


Conclusion

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Entrepreneurial Radicalism ultimately failed in its mission, and Richard Cobden and John Bright lived long enough to discern this melancholy truth. Meanwhile, some historians claim, nothing had come ... More


‘Parliamentary Government’ and its Critics: 1832–1867

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

With ‘parliamentary government’ after 1832 executive authority became seen as dependent upon party support in the Commons. This safeguarded parliamentary sovereignty from the Royal prerogative and ... More


The persistence of the discourse of starvation in the protests of the poor

Carl J. Griffin

in The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635.00009
Subject:
History, Social History

The bitter repression of the national wave of riots during the subsistence crises of 1795-6 and 1800-1 led to the end of the food rioting tradition. Only in the ‘Hungry Forties’ was hunger ... More


The biopolitics of hunger: Malthus, Hodge and the racialisation of the poor

Carl J. Griffin

in The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635.00014
Subject:
History, Social History

The conclusion from Malthus’ claim that Speenhamland-style payments encouraged the poor to procreate without regard for whom would shoulder the cost of supporting their offspring was clear: when ... More


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