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Edwardian Equipoise and the First World War

Ross McKibbin

in Parties and People: England 1914-1951

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199584697
eISBN:
9780191702402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584697.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Those English who reached adulthood before 1914 and were still alive in 1945 witnessed a party-political transformation possibly unique in modern English history: namely, the effective destruction of ... More


The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

Roderick Floud

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892102
eISBN:
9780191670602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892102.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The inspiration for this book comes from the words of Adam Smith: ‘Consumption is the sole end of and purpose of all production.…’ This book concentrates, in that spirit, on people rather on things; ... More


British Lions: Business and Politics in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the political and economic environment of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain from which Weetman Pearson emerged to build his Mexican business empire. It explains that Pearson ... More


Remembering the South African War: Britain and the Memory of the Anglo-Boer War, from 1899 to the Present

Peter Donaldson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319686
eISBN:
9781781381038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319686.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Fostered by an increasingly literate public and burgeoning populist press, the South African War, in which over 22,000 soldiers of the British Empire died, catalysed a transition in British ... More


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