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Forging of the Modern State, The: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870
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FORGING OF THE MODERN STATE, THE: EARLY INDUSTRIAL BRITAIN, 1783-1870

PAPERBACK BY EVANS, ERIC

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ISBN
9780582472679
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ROUTLEDGE
 
 
EDITION
3RD EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
648 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
17 SEP 2001

DESCRIPTION

In this hugely ambitious history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which the country was transformed into the world's first industrial power. This was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain, yet one in which transformation was achieved without political revolution. The unique combination of transition and revolution is a major theme in the book, which ranges across the embryonic empire, the Church, education, health, finance, and rural and urban life. Evans gives particular attention to the Great Reform Act of 1832. The Third Edition includes an entirely new introductory chapter, and is illustrated for the first time.

CONTENTS

PART ONE: RECONSTRUCTION AND THE CHALLENGE OF WAR, 1783-1815Framework of Events.1. Britain in the early 17802: I Society and Economy.2. Britain in the early 1780s: II Politics and government.3. 'A nation restored': I Politics and finance under Pitt.4. 'A nation restored': II Overseas trade and foreign affairs.5. The new political economy and the early impact of laissez-faire.6. The new moral economy: Wilberforce, the Saints and New Dissent.7. The decline of the Whigs and the emergence of a new Conservatism, 1788-1812.8. Radicalism, repression and patriotism, 1780-1803.9. The wars with France: I Pitt's War, Addington's Peace 1793-1803.10. The Wars with France:II Endurance and triumph, 1803-1815.11. Ireland: The road to Union, 1782-1801.PART TWO: THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES12. The onset of industrialism.13. Entrepreneurs and markets.14. The structure and organization of the workforce in early industrial Britain.15. A living from the land: Landowners, farmers and improvement.16. 'Living and partly living': Labourers, poverty and protest.17. Standards of living and the quality of life.18. Organizations of labour.19. Class consciousness?PART THREE: THE CRUCIBLE OF REFORM, 1815-1846Framework of Events.20. Unprepared for peace: Distress and the resurgence of reform, 1815-1820.21. Liberal Toryism?22. Influence without entanglement: Foreign affairs, 1815-1846.23. The crisis of reform, 1827-1832.24. 'The real interests of the aristocracy': The Reform Act of 1832.25. The condition of England question: I The new Poor Law.26. The condition of England question: II Factory reform, education and public health.27. 'The Church in danger': Anglicanism and its opponents.28. The age of Peel? Politics and policies, 1832-1846.29. The politics of pressure: I Chartism.30. The politics of pressure: The Anti-Corn-Law League.PART FOUR: EARLY INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY, REFINED AND TESTED, 1846-1870Framework of Events.31. The zenith of the bourgeoisie.32. The professionalization of government.33. Urban Britain in the age of improvement.34. Religion and society.35. Leisure and responsibility.36. Education and the consciousness of status.37. 'An assembly of gentlemen': Party politics, 1846-1859.38. Palmerston and the pax Britannica.39. The revival of reform.40. 'The principle of numbers': Towards democracy, 1867-1870.41. Conclusion: Forging a modern state or modern states? Integration and diversity in the United Kingdom.COMPENDIUM OF INFORMATION.A. British governments, 1783-1870.B. Parliament and parliamentary reform.C. The growth of government.D. The economy.E. Population.F. Foreign and colonial affairs.G. Religion.