Reissuing the epic undertaking of Dr S. Maccoby, these volumes cover the story of English Radicalism from its origins right through to its questionable end. By combining new sources with the old and often long forgotten, the volumes provide an impressive history of radicalism and shed light on the course of English political development. The six volumes are arranged chronologically from 1762 through to the perceived end of British Radicalism in the mid-twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Preface, i “ADVANCED” POLITICS IN 1853, ii THE CRIMEAN WAR, FIRST STAGE, iii RADICAL AGITATION GROWS DANGEROUS, 1855, iv PALMERSTON HOLDS RADICALISM IN CHECK, v DISTRACTIONS FROM REFORM, 1858-64, vi THE REFORM LEAGUE AND THE REFORM UNION, vii HOW PARLIAMENTARY REFORM WAS CARRIED, 1867-8, viii THE ADVANCE OF LABOUR 107, ix RELIGION, x POLITICAL “ADVANCE” IN 1869 AND 1870, xi POLITICS GROW MORE AGITATED, 1870-1, xii DECLINE AND FALL OF THE GLADSTONE GOVERNMENT, xiii PARTY CONTROVERSY, 1874-6, xiv THE EASTERN QUESTION, FIRST STAGE, xv THE EASTERN QUESTION, BEACONSFIELD’S TRIUMPH, xvi THE UNDERMINING OF “BEACONSFIELDISM”, xvii IRELAND DELAYS “PROGRESS,” 1880-1, xviii THE SESSIONS OF 1882 AND 1883, xix THE STRUGGLE FOR PARLIAMENTARY REFORM, 1884, xx APPROACH OF THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1885, xxi “LABOUR” AND THE BIRTH OF BRITISH SOCIALISM, 1874-86, xxii RADICALS AND THE COLONIES, 1853-86, xxiii RADICALS AND INDIA, xxiv LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Appendix —Some Radical Difficulties on Foreign Policy, Select Bibliography, Index