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By Eugenio F. Biagini (editor), Alastair J. Reid (editor)

ISBN-10: 0521394554

ISBN-13: 9780521394550

'Those who have been initially referred to as radicals and afterwards reformers, are referred to as Chartists', declared Thomas Duncombe earlier than Parliament in 1842, a remark which might be tailored for a later interval and as an outline of this number of papers: 'those who have been initially referred to as Chartists have been afterwards referred to as Liberal and Labour activists'. In different phrases, the principal argument of this ebook is that there has been a considerable continuity in renowned radicalism through the 19th and into the 20 th century. The papers pressure either the preferred parts in Gladstonian Liberalism and the novel liberal components within the early Labour occasion. the 1st a part of the publication makes a speciality of the continuity of well known attitudes around the commonly-assumed mid-century divide, with experiences of vital personalities and events, in addition to a neighborhood case research. the second one half examines the powerful hyperlinks among Gladstonian Liberalism and the operating sessions, taking a look specifically at labour legislation, taxation, and the Irish concern. the ultimate half assesses the impression of radical traditions on early Labour politics, in Parliament, the unions, and native executive. an analogous attitudes in the direction of liberty, the rule of thumb of legislations, and native democracy are highlighted all through, and new questions are consequently posed concerning the significant transitions within the renowned politics of the interval.

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59 The following day, he went with Ironside to Birmingham to address the first of three meetings at Bingley Hall. Urquhart told his audiences there that 'in proportion as the corruption of the Executive power increased, so in proportion did their power of self-government for the removal of evils diminish and decay'. He recommended impeachment but, noting the weakness of the Commons, also pointed out that there was no tribunal or court where the 'treason' of ministers could be investigated properly.

Huch and Paul R. Ziegler, Joseph Hume: The People's MP, Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 163 (Philadelphia, PA, 1986), p. D. thesis, 'Radicalism and patriotism, 1848-59', chs. 1 and 2. Urquhart, Wealth and Want: Or Taxation. As Influencing Private Riches and Public Liberty. Being the Substance of Lectures on Pauperism. Delivered at Portsmouth, Southampton, etc in February and March, 1845 (1845), pp. 103—4. 27 After two parliamentary sessions, Urquhart seems to have lost interest in the House of Commons.

506-12. 2 Asa Briggs, 'David Urquhart and the West Riding foreign affairs committees', Bradford Antiquary, 39 (1958), pp. 197-207; Olive Anderson, A Liberal State at War. English Politics and Economics during the Crimean War (London, 1967), pp. 139-52; John Salt, 'Local manifestations of the Urquhartite movement', International Review of Social History, 13 (1968), pp. ), Pressure from Without in early Victorian England (London, 1974), pp. 239-61. 23 24 Miles Taylor 'complex industrialising society' (Salt); as a form of natural religion (Shannon); and, most persuasively, as an integral part of a backwardlooking radicalism peculiar to the 1850s (Anderson).

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