A major new edition of this introductory survey of the two main political parties, from the rise of the Liberal Party under Gladstone until the period of Conservative domination under Salisbury in the late nineteenth century. As well as assessing the impact of major political landmarks such as the Great Reform Acts, it also describes the nineteenth century political scene.
PART ONE: THE SETTING. 1. Gladstone's Liberal Party. 2. Disraeli's Conservative Party. PART TWO: THE STRUGGLE. 3. Party Organization. 4. The Liberal Crisis. 5. Conservative Domination. PART THREE: ASSESSMENT. PART FOUR: DOCUMENTS. Bibliography. Index.
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