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The land question in Britain, 1750-1950 /
edited by Matthew Cragoe and Paul Readman.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xiv, 281 p.
ISBN
023020340X (hardback), 9780230203402 (hardback)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
023020340X (hardback)
9780230203402 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: List of Figures and Tables * Acknowledgements * List of Abbreviations * Notes Contributors * Introduction; M.Cragoe& P.Readman * The Common Field Landscape, Cultural Commemoration, and the Impact of Enclosure, c.1770-1850; I.Waites * Witnesses for the defence: the Yeomen of Old England and the Land Question, c.1815-1837; K.Beresford * Chartism and the Land: the mighty people's question; M.Chase * The Manchester School and the Landlords: the Failure of Land Reform in Early Victorian Britain; A.Howe * A contemptible mimic of the Irish: the Land Question in Victorian Wales; M.Cragoe * Setting the Heather on Fire: the Land Question in Scotland, 1850-1914; E.Cameron * Irish Land and British Politics; P.Bull * Richard Cobden, J. E. Thorold Rogers and Henry George; A.Taylor * London and the Land Question c.1880-1914; R.Quinault * The Edwardian Land Question; P.Readman * Unemployment, Taxation and Housing: the Urban Land Question in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Britain; I.Packer * Land Reform and the English land Market, 1880-1925; J.Beckett & M.Turner * Socialism and the Land Question: Public Ownership and Control in Labour Party Policy, 1918-1950s; C.Griffiths* Epilogue: the Strange Death of the English Land Question; F.M.L.Thompson List of Figures and Tables * Acknowledgements * List of Abbreviations * Notes Contributors * Introduction; M.Cragoe& P.Readman * The Common Field Landscape, Cultural Commemoration, and the Impact of Enclosure, c.1770-1850; I.Waites * Witnesses for the defence: the Yeomen of Old England and the Land Question, c.1815-1837; K.Beresford * Chartism and the Land: the mighty people's question; M.Chase * The Manchester School and the Landlords: the Failure of Land Reform in Early Victorian Britain; A.Howe * A contemptible mimic of the Irish: the Land Question in Victorian Wales; M.Cragoe * Setting the Heather on Fire: the Land Question in Scotland, 1850-1914; E.Cameron * Irish Land and British
Politics; P.Bull * Richard Cobden, J. E. Thorold Rogers and Henry George; A.Taylor * London and the Land Question c.1880-1914; R.Quinault * The Edwardian Land Question; P.Readman * Unemployment, Taxation and Housing: the Urban Land Question in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Britain; I.Packer * Land Reform and the English land Market, 1880-1925; J.Beckett & M.Turner * Socialism and the Land Question: Public Ownership and Control in Labour Party Policy, 1918-1950s; C.Griffiths* Epilogue: the Strange Death of the English Land Question; F.M.L.Thompson.
abstract
"The Land Question occupied a central place in political and cultural debates in Britain for nearly two centuries. From parliamentary enclosure in the mid-eighteenth century to the fierce Labour party debate concerning the nationalisation of land after World War II, the fate of the land held the power to galvanize the attention of the nation"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7073748
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Matthew Cragoe is Professor of Modern British History, University of Sussex, UK. He has worked extensively on nineteenth-century politics and is the author of An Anglican Aristocracy (1996) and Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales, 1832-86 (2004) as well as articles in journals including Past Present, English Historical Review, Journal of British Studies and Rural History. Paul Readman is Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, King's College London, UK, where he is also Head of the History Department. He has published a number of articles on aspects of modern British political and cultural history in English Historical Review, Past Present, Cultural and Social History, Journal of British Studies, Rural History and elsewhere. He is author of Land and Nation in England: Patriotism, National Identity and the Politics of Land (2008).
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This collection examines the 'land question', one of the most important political and cultural debates in Britain for nearly two centuries.
Description for Bookstore
For two hundred years, the use and ownership of land generated much political controversy in Britain. This collection offers the first synoptic and pan-British treatment of the 'Land Question'
Long Description
For nearly two hundred years, the use and ownership of land generated much political controversy in Britain. Liberals, radicals and socialists attacked the evils of 'landlordism', proposing measures ranging from allotment bills to land nationalisation. Conversely, political conservatives mounted various campaigns in defence of the landed aristocracy and landed property in general, resisting the schemes of reformers while likewise sponsoring legislation to further their own cause. The ensuing debate over the 'land question' became a fixture of modern British politics between 1750 and 1950. This volume, featuring a distinguished line-up of expert contributors, offers the first synoptic and pan-British treatment of the land question in this period. Critically engaging with recent research, the essays offer a range of fresh social, cultural, political and economic perspectives on the land question as it played out in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Library of Congress Summary
"The Land Question occupied a central place in political and cultural debates in Britain for nearly two centuries. From parliamentary enclosure in the mid-eighteenth century to the fierce Labour party debate concerning the nationalisation of land after World War II, the fate of the land held the power to galvanize the attention of the nation"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
The 'Land Question' occupied a central place in political and cultural debates in Britain for nearly two centuries. From parliamentary enclosure in the mid-eighteenth century to the fierce Labour party debate concerning the nationalisation of land after World War II, the fate of the land held the power to galvanize the attention of the nation.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Contributorsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The Common Field Landscape, Cultural Commemoration and the Impact of Enclosure, c. 1770-1850p. 19
'Witnesses for the Defence': The Yeomen of Old England and the Land Question, c. 1815-1837p. 37
Chartism and the Land: 'The Mighty People's Question'p. 57
The 'Manchester School' and the Landlords: The Failure of Land Reform in Early Victorian Britainp. 74
'A Contemptible Mimic of the Irish'. The Land Question in Victorian Walesp. 92
Setting the Heather on Fire: The Land Question in Scotland, 1850-1914p. 109
Irish Land and British Politicsp. 126
Richard Cobden, J. E. Thorold Rogers and Henry Georgep. 146
London and the Land Question, c. 1880-1914p. 167
The Edwardian Land Questionp. 181
Unemployment, Taxation and Housing: The Urban Land Question in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Britainp. 201
Land Reform and the English Land Market, 1880-1925p. 219
Socialism and the Land Question: Public Ownership and Control in Labour Party Policy, 1918-1950sp. 237
Epilogue: The Strange Death of the English Land Questionp. 257
Indexp. 271
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