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Documents on the Nineteenth Century United Kingdom Constitution
Volume IV: Nations and Empire

Edited By

Andrew Blick

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ISBN 9780367417680
July 11, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

This volume considers the UK as a state that was both internally differentiated and placed a premium on its external relations and world power. It contains documents dealing with the implications of the multinational status of the UK. They relate to matters including discussions over the status of Ireland; and the constitutional position of the other nations of the UK. The volume also contains documents connected to the constitutional implications of the Empire, including the way in which it was managed, and how should be structured. It contains material relevant to the constitutional impact of the UK on the outside world.

Table of Contents

Volume IV: Nations and Empire

General Introduction

Volume 4 Introduction

Part 1. Independence, Revolution and War

1. American Declaration of Independence

2. Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

3. Mary Woolstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men

4. Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, Part One

5. Hannah More, Village Politics

Part 2. Imperial and External Policy

6. Olaudah Equiano, Equiano’s Travels

7. An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade

8. Te Tiriti O Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi

9. Sir William Molesworth, ‘The Australian Colonies’

10. William Gladstone, ‘New Zealand Government Bill’

11. Report on the Indian Civil Service

12. Government of India Act, 1858

13. Colonial Laws Validity Act, 1865

14. John Seeley, ‘The United States of Europe’

15. Henry Richard, ‘National Engagements’

16. Report of the Special Committee of the League, Imperial Federation

17. Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, 1900

18. Peace of Vereeniging

19. Arthur Ponsonby, ‘Parliament and Foreign Policy’

20. Mahatma Gandhi, statement at trial Ahmadabad


Part 3. Nations and Union

21. An Act for the Union with Ireland, 1800

22. An Act for Restoring Order in Ireland, 1803

23. Daniel O’Connell, speech at Mullaghmast, 1 October 1843

24. Isaac Butt, ‘Home Government for Ireland: Irish Federalism! Its Meaning, Its Objects and Its Hopes’

25. Secretary for Scotland Act, 1885

26. W. E. Gladstone, ‘Government of Ireland Bill’

27. Thomas Waring, ‘Government of Ireland Bill’

28. Charles Parnell, ‘Government of Ireland Bill’

29. Joseph Chamberlain, ‘Government of Ireland Bill’

30. W. Mitchell, ‘Home Rule for Scotland’ 

31. W. Llewelyn Williams, ‘Cymru Fydd: Its Aims and Objects’

32. James Joyce, ‘The Death of Parnell’

33. Government of Ireland Act, 1914

34. Welsh Church Act, 1914

35. 1916 Proclamation (of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic)

36. Major Edward Wood, ‘Creation of Subordinate Legislatures’

37. Government of Ireland Act, 1920

38. Anglo Irish Treaty, Articles of Agreement


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Professor Andrew Blick is Head of the Department of Political Economy and Professor of Politics and Contemporary History at Kings College London, UK.