This title, first published in 1987, is a study of the appeals of socialism for the educated middle and lower classes in the nineteenth century, and explores the role of the educated middle classes during this formative period for major modern socialist organisations and movements. This title will be of interest to students of history and politics.
Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Historical and Theoretical Themes Carl Levy 2. Sidney and Beatrice Webb Royden Harrison 3. Max Weber and German Social Democracy Wolfgang J. Mommsen 4. Reformism and the ‘Bourgeoisification’ of the Labour Movement David Beetham 5. Education and Self-Education: Staffing the Early ILP Carl Levy 6. Socialism and the Educated Working Class Jonathan Rée 7. Notes on Three Socialisms – Collectivism, Statism and Associationism – Mainly in Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Britain Stephen Yeo 8. Conclusion: Historiography and the New Class Carl Levy; Index
This set reissues eight books that explore the social and political thought of the nineteenth century. The titles in this set, originally published between 1943 and 2001, examine several of the important figures of the time, including Jeremey Bentham and Thomas Carlyle, whilst also examining political movements and the emergence and growth of libertarian thought. This set will be of particular interest to students of social and political history.