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Nineteenth-Century Britain


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1: Reflections on the revolutions 2: Industrial development 3: Reform and religion 4: The wars abroad 5: Roads to freedom 6: Coping with reform 7: Unless the Lord build the city 8: The ringing grooves of change 9: Politics and diplomacy: Palmerstons years 10: Incorporation 11: Free trade: an industrial economy rampant 12: A shifting population: town and country 13: The masses and the classes: the urban worker 14: Clerks and commerce: the lower middle class 15: The propertied classes 16: Pomp and circumstance 17: A great change in manners 18: Villa Tories: the Conservative resurgence 19: Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule frustrated 20: Reluctant imperialists? 21: The fin-de-siecle reaction: new views of the State 22: Old Liberalism, New Liberalism, Labourism, and tariff reform 23: Edwardian years: a crisis of the State contained 24: Your English summers done Further reading Chronology Prime ministers 1789-1914 Index

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Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew were both brought up and educated in Edinburgh. Harvie went via the Open University to become Professor of British and Irish Studies at Tubingen in Germany, becoming a historian of modern Scotland and North Sea oil; from Oxford, Matthew edited the Gladstone Diaries, wrote an award-winning life of the Victorian statesman, and became Editor of the New Dictionary of National Biography in 1992. Colin Matthew died in 1999.

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