The Letters of Richard Cobden 1860-1865

Author: Professor of Modern History Anthony Howe,Simon Morgan,Principal Lecturer in History Simon Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199211981


Page: 704

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The fourth volume of Cobden's Letters primarily deals with Cobden's search for a permanent political legacy, both at home and abroad. It deals with his success in negotiating the Anglo-French Commercial Treaty of 1860, his involvement in smoothing Anglo-American relations at the time, and his work towards the enfranchisement of the working classes.

The Letters of Richard Cobden

Volume III: 1854-1859

Author: Richard Cobden,Anthony Howe,Simon Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199211973

Category: History

Page: 584

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The third volume of Cobden's Letters covers the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, and the preliminary negotiations over the Anglo-French Commercial Treaty of 1860. It reveals the tension between public and private life experienced by Cobden from 1854 until 1859.

The Letters of Richard Cobden

Volume I: 1815-1847

Author: Anthony Howe

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199211957

Category: History

Page: 592

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The first of four volumes, this book provides the first critical edition of Richard Cobden's letters, providing a unique insight into the career of one of Britain's leading nineteenth-century politicians. Drawing on material from Britain, Europe, and the United States, the letters are accompanied by notes, and an introduction explaining the unusual history of the letters and re-assessing Cobden's importance in their light.

Opium, Soldiers and Evangelicals

England's 1840-42 War with China and its Aftermath

Author: H. Gelber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230000703

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 1537

This book questions the universal belief that England's 1840-42 war with China was an 'Opium War'. What really worried London was 'insults to the crown', the claim of a dilapidated and corrupt China to be superior to everyone, threats to British men and women and seizure of British property, plus the wish to expand and free trade everywhere. It was only much later that general Chinese resentment and Evangelical opinion at home - and in America - persuaded everyone that Britain had indeed been wicked and fought for opium.

Political Writings;

Author: Richard Cobden

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377472102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 526

View: 9123

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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature

And British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Containing Thirty Thousand Biographies and Literary Notices, with Forty Indexes of Subjects

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London

Charles Booth, Christian Charity, and the Poor-but-Respectable

Author: Thomas R.C. Gibson-Brydon

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773598618

Category: History

Page: 164

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Charles Booth’s seventeen-volume series, The Life and Labour of the People in London (1886–1903), is a staple of late Victorian social history and a monumental work of scholarship. Despite these facts, historians have paid little attention to its section on religious influences. Thomas Gibson-Brydon’s The Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London seeks to remedy this neglect. Combing through the interviews Booth and his researchers conducted with 1,800 churchmen and women, Gibson-Brydon not only brings to life a cast of characters – from “Jesusist” vicars to Peckham Rye preachers to women drinkers – but also uncovers a city-wide audit of charitable giving and philanthropic practices. Discussing the philosophy of Booth, the genesis of his Religious Influences Series, and the agents and recipients of London charity, this study is a frank testimony on British moral segregation at the turn of the century. In critiquing the idea of working-class solidarity and community-building traditionally portrayed by many leading social and labour historians, Gibson-Brydon displays a meaner, bleaker reality in London’s teeming neighbourhoods. Demonstrating the wealth of untapped information that can be gleaned from Booth’s archives, The Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London raises new questions about working-class communities, cultures, urbanization, and religion at the height of the British Empire.

June 1940, Great Britain and the First Attempt to Build a European Union

Author: Andrea Bosco

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443896381

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 7875

June 2016 represents a significant moment in British history. The decision to leave the European Union at the most critical period since its existence could bring unpredictable and far-reaching consequences both for the United Kingdom and the Union itself. June 1940 was also a turning point in British history. On the afternoon of 16 June, a few hours before the French Government opted for the capitulation, Churchill made, on behalf of the British Government, an offer of “indissoluble union.” When a sceptical Churchill put forward to the British Cabinet the text of the declaration drafted by Jean Monnet, Sir Arthur Salter, and Robert Vansittart, he was surprised at the amount of support it received. The Cabinet adopted the document with some minor amendments, and de Gaulle, who saw it as a means of keeping France in the war, telephoned Reynaud with the proposal for an “indissoluble union” with “joint organs of defence, foreign, financial and economic policies,” a common citizenship and a single War Cabinet. The proposal, however, never reached the table of the French Government. The spirit of capitulation, embodied in Weygand and Pétain prevailed, and France submitted herself to the German will, for the second time in seventy years. After the Munich crisis, Great Britain had to face the danger of another European war, with the inevitable loss of the Empire, and it was at this point that the country first began to favour the application of the federalist principle to Anglo-French relations. In this conversion to federalism, a fundamental role was played by the Federal Union, the first federalist movement organised on a popular basis. The contribution of Federal Union to the development of the federal idea in Great Britain and Europe was to express and organise the beginning of a new political militancy, and it represented the first step of a historical process: the overcoming of the nation State, the modern political formula which institutionalises the political division of mankind. This study principally examines the first eighteen months of the Federal Union, during which time it was able to raise itself to the attention of the general public, and the political class, as the heir of the League of Nations Union. The research is based on extensive unpublished archival material, found across the globe, from London, Oxford, Brighton, and Edinburgh to Washington, Paris, and Geneva.


Author: Cincinnati (Ohio), Public Library

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Liberalism

Richard Cobden Bicentenary Essays

Author: Simon Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351903616

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 1393

Richard Cobden (1804-65) rose from humble beginnings to become the leading advocate of nineteenth-century free-trade and liberalism. As a fierce opponent of the Corn Laws and promoter of international trade he rapidly became an influential figure on the national stage, whose name became a byword for political and economic reform. Yet despite the familiarity with which contemporaries and historians refer to 'Cobdenism' his ideals and beliefs are not always easy to identify and classify in a coherent way. Indeed, as this volume makes clear, the variety, diversity and malleability of the 'Cobdenite project' attest to the lack of a strict dogma and highlight Cobden's underlying pragmatism. Divided into five sections, this collection of essays offers a timely reassessment of Cobden's career, its impact and legacy in the two hundred years since his birth. Beginning with an investigation into the intellectual and cultural background to his emergence as a national political figure, the volume then looks at Cobden's impact on the making of Victorian liberal politics. The third section examines Cobden's wider influence in Europe, particularly the impact of his tour of 1846-47 which was in many ways a defining moment not only in the making of Cobden's liberalism but in the making of liberal Europe. Section four broadens the theme of Cobden's contemporary impact, including his contribution to the debate on peace, internationalism and the American Civil War; whilst the final section opens up the theme of Cobden's contested legacy, the variety of interpretations of Cobden's ideas and their influence on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century politics. Offering a broad yet coherent investigation of the 'Cobdenite project' by leading international scholars, this volume provides a fascinating insight into one of the nineteenth century's most important figures whose ideas still resonate today.