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The Failure of Imperialism: Joseph Chamberlain and Enoch Powell

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the two politicians who came closest to constructing a winning majority for (the white) race and the British Empire: Chamberlain and Powell. Analyses Chamberlain's success over Home ... More


‘Some Curious Conversations’: Alliances and Agreements, 1898–9

T. G. Otte

in The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

The events of 1897–8 had revealed growing opposition to Salisbury's policy within the Cabinet. This chapter re-examines the clandestine efforts by a group of ministers, led by colonial secretary ... More


The Administrator's Fiat: Henry Hesketh Bell and the Establishment of the Carib Reserve (1900–1921)

Peter Hulme

in Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112150
eISBN:
9780191670688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Events of 1898 made abundantly clear what had already been on the cards for some time for Britain: that it should either take steps to shore up its weaker colonies in the West Indies or risk losing ... More


Radicalism and Liberty

E. F. Biagini

in Liberty and Authority in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271337
eISBN:
9780191699511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271337.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter consists of two parts. The first surveys the meanings and implications of liberty for Victorian radicals, and explores the relationship between popular and intellectual radicalism. The ... More


Ethnic populism

Bill Schwarz

in Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates the popular memory of ‘overseas’ for English people and suggests that evokes the history of the so-called white colonies which came into being in the late 19th century. It ... More


The Free Education Issue, 1884–1891

John T. Smith

in Methodism and Education, 1849–1902: J. H. Rigg, Romanism, and Wesleyan Schools

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269649
eISBN:
9780191683725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269649.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

For several years, Dr Rigg articulated that he was against providing free education. He believed that this furthers the denial of parental responsibilities and leads to family berating, and he thus ... More


Responding to the Edwardian crisis of Unionism

David Thackeray

in Conservatism for the democratic age: Conservative cultures and the challenge of mass politics in early twentieth century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087615
eISBN:
9781781705858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087615.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Scholars have often referred to the Edwardian years as witnessing a crisis of conservatism. Joseph Chamberlain’s tariff reform campaign has been blamed for causing chronic divisions within ... More


Labour’s Response to the Caucus: Class, America and Language, 1877–85

James Owen

in Labour and the Caucus: Working-Class Radicalism and Organised Liberalism in England, 1868-1888

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319440
eISBN:
9781781387207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319440.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with labour's response to the rise of the Liberal party machine, which became pejoratively known as the ‘caucus’. The first part examines the impact of the National Liberal ... More


How the British found utopia in Africa

Julia Gallagher

in Britain and Africa Under Blair: In Pursuit of the Good State

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085000
eISBN:
9781781702253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085000.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the ways in which Africa has offered opportunities for idealisation in the history of British engagement with the continent. First, it looks at the ways in which British ... More


The Demise of ‘Parliamentary Government’: 1868–1884

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/9780198728481.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

After 1867 the Reform settlement was modified further by electoral legislation, the 1872 Ballot Act ending public voting, while national political parties exerted greater control in constituencies. ... More


Mary Kingsley 1896–1899

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores how Mary Kingsley believed the British merchants and traders in West Africa were better placed than missionaries or colonial officials to understand West African beliefs, laws ... More


Politics and Social Reform in Britain and Ireland

Eugenio Biagini

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Dissenters in the long nineteenth century believed that they were on the right side of history. This chapter argues that the involvement of evangelical Nonconformists in politics was primarily driven ... More


“Advance Notes” and the Recruitment of Maritime Labour in Britain in the Nineteenth Century

Lars U. Scholl

in Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128886
eISBN:
9781786944764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.003.0011
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay concerns the use of advance notes to recruit seamen for long distance voyages during the age of sail, how it both shaped market behaviour and came under scrutiny by maritime reformers of ... More


Emergent Democracy: The Period up to 1945

Lucy Atkinson, Andrew Blick, and Matt Qvortrup

in The Referendum in Britain: A History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198823612
eISBN:
9780191862229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823612.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 1 considers how the idea of using referendums came onto the political agenda, and how on a number of occasions its imminent entry into use seemed plausible but did not take place. Important ... More


Conclusion

William Whyte

in Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

This short conclusion sums up section three, returning to Birmingham to explore the foundation of the first unitary civic university. It notes the questions that still remained about its function and ... More


Unitarians and Presbyterians

Michael Ledger-Lomas

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Unitarianism and Presbyterian Dissent had a complex relationship in the nineteenth century. Neither English Unitarians nor their Presbyterian cousins grew much if at all in the nineteenth century, ... More


Birth of an Idea

Edoardo Campanella and Marta Dassù

in Anglo Nostalgia: The Politics of Emotion in a Fractured West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190068936
eISBN:
9780190099619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068936.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Brexiteers’ historical and nostalgic elucubrations coincide with a concrete, albeit utopian, political project: that of Global Britain. Bringing this to fruition entails rekindling old friendships in ... More


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