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The Richard Cobden Era: Pacificist Permeation, October 1848–September 1851

Martin Ceadel

in The Origins of War Prevention: The British Peace Movement and International Relations 1730-1854

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226741
eISBN:
9780191678660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226741.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the three years following the Brussels congress, the British peace movement was to glide higher than at any time prior to the 1920s and 1930s, when hopes for a League of Nations and fear of ... More


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


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


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


Gladstone and Cobden

Anthony Howe

in Gladstone Centenary Essays

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239253
eISBN:
9781846313202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239253.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the ‘Cobdenite’ component in Gladstone's self–proclaimed ideological ‘corpse’. It suggests that in his later years, governed by the rise of European militarism and ... More


Posing the Problem

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines and analyses the range of explanations on offer for the motivations of entrepreneurs who have spearheaded economic growth since the 17th century. Contemporaries from Daniel ... More


The Origins of War Prevention: The British Peace Movement and International Relations 1730-1854

Martin Ceadel

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226741
eISBN:
9780191678660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226741.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book identifies the dominant pre-modern theory of international relations, which fatalistically assumed that war was beyond human control. It then shows how this theory was undermined from the ... More


The British Peace Movement 1870-1914

Paul Laity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248353
eISBN:
9780191714672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248353.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book covers the late Victorian and Edwardian peace movement, the campaigns of which made a significant impact on political debate, especially during the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871), the ... More


Henry Timrod’s Global Confederacy

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Henry Timrod’s 1860 “The Cotton Boll” and 1861 “Ethnogenesis,” two poems that effectively disarticulate Confederate nationhood from the westwardly expanding mythos of ... More


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