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Title:
Liberalism, democracy, and the state in Britain : five essays, 1862-1891
Author:
Stapleton, Julia.
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9781855065352
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Bristol, Eng. : Thoemmes Press, 1997.
Physical Description:
168 p.
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"University of Durham".
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The five pieces reprinted here are part of the vibrant polemical literature of liberalism in the last four decades of the nineteenth century. They illustrate a creed whose adherents were acutely aware of its recent achievements & further potential in shaping British society & politics. The dynamic, highly reflective nature of British liberalism in this period is already familiar through substantial texts such as Mill's Subjection of Women (1869) & Spencer's The Man Versus the State (1884). However, many works on a smaller scale were also important in defining the contours of liberal thought when the political fortunes of liberalism were at their height. This volume represents a sample of such writings. It will be of interest to scholars & advanced undergraduates studying liberalism & English political thought & history.